Accession Number : AD0601259

Title :   INTERVIEW GUIDE HANDBOOK.

Corporate Author : AUERBACH CORP PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Sieber,H. F. ,Jr.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : One of the principal tasks of the Department of Defense is research and development leading to the production of particular weapons systems. These research and development (R and D) efforts involve searching for and utilizing astronomical amounts of scientific information. It has been estimated that scientific knowledge is doubling every ten years. As a result, increasing amounts of research and development effort are wasted in searching through these growing mountains of information. The problem, therefore, is to channel the pertinent information to interested personnel as efficiently as possible. But, in order to devise a system for more efficient delivery of this information, there must be insight into the information use patterns of these personnel. The aim of this study is to provide that insight, that is, to determine how Department of Defense scientists and engineers obtain and use scientific and technical information. For this study, the AUERBACH Corporation has developed an interview guide for use in interviewing approximately 1,500 personnel randomly selected from the DOD Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT and E) population. The interviews average about two hours in duration and will be semi-structured in nature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HANDBOOKS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*JOB ANALYSIS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), SCIENTISTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE