Association of Demographic Variables Versus Frequency of Use ofAerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services - A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P Association of Demographic Variables Versus Frequency of Use ofAerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services - A Research Survey of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore. International Journal of Advanced Research in IT and Engineering (IJAET), 2 (7). pp. 21-38. ISSN 2278-6244

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    Abstract

    It is absolutely clear that the use of electronic media to support scientific communication has undoubtedly been one of the paradigm shifts in the practice of science in this era. For a research scientist today, with access to the Internet, working across continents in different time zones and keeping in touch with his peers had indeed become a reality due to the exponential growth of the telecommunication infrastructure the world has witnessed. With the coming e-resources, there has been significant transformation by which scholarly information is disseminated throughout the world. In fact, with the arrival of e-journals has greatly affected the way a scientist or an engineer seeks this information, acquires it and then uses it effectively. Demography is the scientific study of characteristics and dynamics pertaining to the human population, including things like size, growth rate, density and distribution of a specified group. The primary reason people use demography is to create statistics--in fact, the term roughly translates to "people measurement." These allow a person to get a picture of how common specific traits within a group are. Comparing statistics over time also allows researchers to show changes that are happening in the target group. A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Association of Demographic Variables versus the Frequency of Usage of Core Aerospace Engineering Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services’ amongst the aerospace scientists and engineers of selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The major findings of this study are: The Chi-Square test indicates that the demographic variable, viz., Category Wise Distribution of the Respondents [Aerospace Scientist / Aerospace Engineer](Chi-Square=20.832, P Value = 0.000), Occupation(Chi-Square=65.978, P Value = 0.000), Qualification(Chi-Square=28.207, P Value = 0.005), and Specialization(Chi-Square=42.228, P Value = 0.003), by ‘Frequency of Use of Core Aerospace Engineering e-Databases’ have significant association. This implies that the percentage of preference for the above mentioned demographic variables are not approximately the same [Not Uniformlydistributed]. The Chi-Square tests for the remaining demographic variables, namely, Gender and Age- Group by the ‘Frequency of Use of Core Aerospace Engineering Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services’ have no significant association. This implies that percentages of preference for these demographic variables are approximately the same [Uniformly distributed]. Keywords: Electronic Information Resources, Demography, Aerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, City of Bangalore

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Indexing service is a base service that extracts content from files and constructs an indexed catalog to facilitate efficient and rapid searching. Abstracting service is that which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things, specifically: a summary or an epitome, as of a treatise of a book, or of a statement etc. Finally, Citation services is a reference to a published or unpublished source (not always the original source).
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic Information Resources, Demography, Aerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, City of Bangalore
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 10:58
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 13:05
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11753

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