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Technical communications in aerospace - An analysis of the practices reported by U.S. and European aerospace engineers and scientistsThe flow of scientific and technical information (STI) at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels is studied. The responses of U.S and European aerospace engineers and scientists to questionnaires concerning technical communications in aerospace are examined. Particular attention is given to the means used to communicate information and the social system of the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. Demographic data about the survey respondents are provided. The methods used to communicate technical data and the sources utilized to solve technical problems are described. The importance of technical writing skills and the use of computer technology in the aerospace field are discussed. The derived data are useful for R&D and information managers in order to improve access to and utilization of aerospace STI.
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Conference Paper
Pinelli, Thomas E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Barclay, Rebecca O.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States)
Kennedy, John M.
(Indiana University Bloomington, United States)
Glassman, Myron
(Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1990
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
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