Use Patterns of Aerospace Monographs: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P and Khaiser, Nikam (2012) Use Patterns of Aerospace Monographs: A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. International Journal of Engineering and Management Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 229-241. ISSN ISSN 2229-600X

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    Abstract

    A large number of Aerospace Monographs are frequently referred by the aerospace scientists and engineers of Bangalore for their day to day research work. A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Use Patterns’ of these Aerospace Monographs amongst these aerospace scientists and engineers of the selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The study is restricted to the geographic boundary of the city of Bangalore. Out of the 650 survey questionnaires distributed to the scientists and engineers, a total number of 612 were received back and finally 583 responses found suitable for the study. The total percentage of responses usable from all the 16 aerospace organizations amounted to 89.7 percent. The analysis is based on the responses received from the aerospace scientists and engineers representing these selected aerospace organizations. The responses from the participants towards the use of Aerospace Monographs were graded on a scale of 4 to 0, 4 representing ‘Daily’ and ‘0’ representing ‘Never’. The major findings that the authors would like to report in this paper are: (a) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the mean scores attained from 16 aerospace organizations towards the Use Patterns of ’Aerospace Monographs’ It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz ‘‘Monographs in Aerospace History and Series (http://klabs.org/history/monographs/monographs.htm)’, ‘LS Monographs: Aeronautics, Aeroacoustics’, ‘NASA History Series Publications (http://history.nasa.gov/series95.html)’, , ‘RAND: Monograph/Reports | Aerospace (http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1187/’, ‘US Government Bookstore: Monographs in Aerospace History (http://bookstore.gpo.gov/subjects/sb-222.jsp)’, The Aerospace Press / Corporation:(http://www.aero.org/education/tai/index.html) ’, ‘Aerospace Projects Review: (http://www.up-ship.com/apr/apr.htm)’, ‘Enchanted Rendezvous (history.nasa.gov/monograph4/foreword.htm)’, except for ‘American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – The Aerospace (http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=174), (P=0.078)’, ‘NASA Dryden History Monographs Aerospace(http://cgi.ebay.com/Nasa-Dryden-History-Monographs-Aerospace), (P=0.055)’, ‘NASA’s Origin and the Dawn of the Space Age (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/NASA's_Origins_and_the_Dawn_of_the_Space_Age)’ and ‘Any other’.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Patterns of Use, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, Aerospace Engineering Monographs
    Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 10:35
    Last Modified: 10 May 2012 14:17
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10445

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