Accession Number : AD0769192

Title :   A Determination of the Issues of a Conversion to the Use of the Metric System in the United States and an Analysis of These Issues for Bias on the Part of Government and Industrial Publications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Forrest,Robert A. ; Rogers,James F. , II

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Investigation has determined that the United States will eventually convert to the metric system but a problem arises as to how it will convert. The report is concerned with evaluating the opinions presented concerning a conversion to the metric system of measurement. It is intended to be a basis for knowing what the issues of a conversion to the metric system are, how they are presented by different segments of United States society, and if there is any bias for or against a conversion by any particular segment as presented in all types of written publications.

Descriptors :   (*Metric system, United States), Conversion, Problem solving, Costs, Training, International, Public opinion, Bias, Mass media, Data acquisition, Theses

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE