Accession Number : AD0777757

Title :   Guidelines for Abstracting Technical Literature on Instructional System Development.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 18 Jun-31 Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Schumacher,Sanford P. ; Swezey,Robert W. ; Pearlstein,Richard B. ; Valverde,Horace H.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Guidelines are presented for preparing abstracts of technical literature on instructional systems development (ISD). Although specifically developed for abstracting information during the preparation of a technical data file on ISD, the guidelines are sufficiently general to apply to other areas in which abstracts of technical literature are desired. For abstracting purposes, the literature was divided into two catagories: (1) Type I and (2) Type II documents. The first category includes opinion articles, methodological developments, evaluative summaries, literature reviews, and bibliographies. The second category includes statistical sampling studies, correlational research, and research studies in which variables are manipulated. Both types of abstract are prepared on the same general form. A sample of the abstract form and examples of a completed Type I and Type II abstracts are included. The sample form permits the most important characteristics of a document to be synthesized to facilitate the computerization of the technical data file. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Abstracts, *Training, Instruction manuals, Dictionaries

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE