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Report format preferences of technical managers and nonmanagersA survey of engineers and scientists concerning the format of NASA technical reports indicates 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. The preferences of managers and nonmanagers are very similar for all aspects of technical report format covered by the survey.
Document ID
19840062785
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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., Jr. (Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Technical Communication
Volume: 31
Issue: 2, 2n
ISSN: 0049-3155
Subject Category
DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other