Use Patterns of Aerospace Engineering Discussion Forums / Newsgroups, Blogs and Wikis: A Rresearch Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Khaiser, Nikam and Marimuthu, P (2012) Use Patterns of Aerospace Engineering Discussion Forums / Newsgroups, Blogs and Wikis: A Rresearch Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. In: International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics, 10-13 July 2012, NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore (Organizers: DRTC, ISI, Bangalore).

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    Abstract

    Aerospace is seen as a key technology today owing to its huge growth in Asia in general and India in particular. Indian aerospace scientists and engineers currently working on strategically important projects depend heavily on rapid collection of information from various electronic information resources. A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Use Patterns’ of core aerospace engineering discussion forums, blogs and wikis amongst the selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The total percentage of responses usable (from the survey questionnaire distributed) from all the 16 aerospace organizations amounted to 89.7 percent. 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 Engineering Discussions Forums/News Groups, Blogs and Wikis. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., except for ‘Alexa: The Web Information Company’, ‘Aeronautic Engineers Forum (P = 0.079)’ and ‘NASA Quest, Aerospace Team Online (P = 0.062)’ [Aerospace Engineering Discussion Forums/News Groups]; ‘‘http://cr4.globalspec.com/blog’, ‘http://bigblog.com/search.cgi’, ‘http://blogs.ibibo.com’, ‘http://www.news.indianaerodef.com’, ‘http://www.zibb.com/all/theme/p/Aerospace+Engineering’, ‘http://wordpress.com/tag/aerospace-engineering, http://www.news.indianaerodef.com’, ‘http://www.thinkengineering.net’, ‘http://blogs.discovery.com’, ‘http://www.rocketsawaymedia.com/blog’, ‘http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs’, ‘http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/cgi-bin’, ‘http://aero.tamu.edu’, ‘http://www.engineeringpathway.com/ep/community/community.jhtml?comm=Aerospace-Engineering’, ‘http://www.blogtoplist.com/technology’,‘http://www.britannica.com’,‘http://www.youtube.com’,‘http://community.livejournal.com/aerospaceengnr’, ‘http://www.maeclub.com’, ‘http://crazykid.edublogs.org’, ‘https://www.blogger.com’, ‘http://aerospaceengineering.spaces.live.com’ and ‘Any other’. [Aerospace Blogs]; and except for ‘Aerospace Wiki Browser (http://wiki.chainofthoughts.com/dt/en/Aerospace)’, ‘Aerospace Engineering – JotSpot Wiki (http://fan.jot.com/Forum/Aerospace%20Engineering) (P=0.062)’, ‘Wapedia: Wiki: Aerospace (http://wapedia.mobi/en/Aerospace)’, ‘Aerospace Wikitionary (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aerospace)’, ‘Marshal Aerospace Wikipedia (http://www.123exp-orgs.com/t/00514335582/) (P=0.056)’ and ‘Aerospace-Wikipedia (http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerospace)’. [AerospaceWikis].

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: A Joint Research Initiative of CSIR-NAL, University of Mysore and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
    Uncontrolled Keywords: : Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, Asia-Pacific, Use Patterns, Discussion Forums/News Groups, Blogs, Wikis.
    Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 10:40
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 13:27
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10584

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