Association Of Demographic Variables Versus Reading Articles From E-Journals And Its Effect On Scientists’ Research: A Research Survey Of Aerospace Scientists And Engineers Of Bangalore

Guruprasad, R and Marimuthu, P (2014) Association Of Demographic Variables Versus Reading Articles From E-Journals And Its Effect On Scientists’ Research: A Research Survey Of Aerospace Scientists And Engineers Of Bangalore. International Journal of Engineering Research And Management (IJERM), 1 (4). pp. 136-144. ISSN 2349- 2058

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    Abstract

    Knowledge production in the Aerospace industry is paramount. The Aerospace Industry is highly R&D intensive and the levels of competition are extremely high. In fact, more competition acts an innovation driver in Aerospace. In this information explosion age, it is practically impossible for an aerospace scientist or engineer to carry out his research work without embracing the network and Internet technologies. Moreover, 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. Demographics actually is a 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 Reading Articles from E-Journals and its Effect on Scientists’ Research’ among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers from 16 selected 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 Respondents [Aerospace Scientists and Aerospace Engineers](chi-square=21.696, P Value = 0.000), Occupation(chi-square=49.678, P Value = 0.000) and Qualification(chi-square=25.440, P Value = 0.013) by the ‘Reading Articles from e-Journals and its Effect on Scientists’ Research’ have significant association. This implies that the percentage of preference for the above mentioned demographic variables are not approximately the same [Not Uniformly distributed]. The chi-square tests for the remaining demographic variables, namely, Gender, Age-Group(P=0.088) and Specialization by the ‘Reading Articles from e-Journals and its Effect on Scientists’ Research’ have no significant association. This implies that percentages of preference for these demographic variables are approximately the same [Uniformly distributed].

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: For Indian Doctoral Study on 'Use Patterns of Electronic Information Resources' among the Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic Variables, Reading Articles from Journals, Effect on Scientists’ Research, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, City of Bangalore.
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    ASTRONAUTICS > Astronautics (General)
    SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Knowledge & Technology Management Division, Other
    Depositing User: Dr Ramachandran Guruprasad
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 15:47
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 15:47
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11998

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