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Preferences on technical report format - Results of a surveyA survey of 513 engineers and scientists employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center and 600 engineers and scientists from three professional/technical societies solicited the opinions of report users concerning the format of NASA technical reports. The results indicate that a summary as well as an abstract should be included, that the definitions of symbols and glossary of terms should be located in the front of the report, and that the illustrative material should be integrated with the text rather than grouped at the end of the report. Citation of references by number, one-column, ragged-right-margin layout, and third-person writing style are also preferred by a majority of the respondents.
Document ID
19840050366
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Pinelli, T. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Cordle, V. M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Glassman, M. (Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States)
Vondran, R. F. (Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1984
Subject Category
DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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