INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS.

Harold Kaufman

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    Abstract

    A pilot study was carried out to evaluate the information acquisition behavior of practicing engineers in problem solving tasks. Literature such as books, journals and handbooks turned out to be important information sources particularly at the early stages in the search for a problem solution. However, computer searches and information specialists were rarely used. Accessibility and prior knowledge were important factors in using the literature but the most useful sources were chosen because of their high technical quality and relevance to the problem. Finally, the extent and nature of information use among engineers appears to be strongly affected by the function in which they work as well as the organizational climate of their firm.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
    PublisherASEE
    Pages472-480
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - 1979
    EventASEE Annu Conf Proc Scarce Resource Allocat Eng in the 80's - Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Duration: Jun 25 1979Jun 28 1979

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    OtherASEE Annu Conf Proc Scarce Resource Allocat Eng in the 80's
    CityBaton Rouge, LA, USA
    Period6/25/796/28/79

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Kaufman, H. (1979). INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 472-480). ASEE.

    INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS. / Kaufman, Harold.

    ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, 1979. p. 472-480.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Kaufman, H 1979, INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS. in ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, pp. 472-480, ASEE Annu Conf Proc Scarce Resource Allocat Eng in the 80's, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 6/25/79.
    Kaufman H. INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE. 1979. p. 472-480
    Kaufman, Harold. / INFORMATION NEEDS OF PRACTICING ENGINEERS. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE, 1979. pp. 472-480
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