‘Association of demographic variables versus frequency of use of core aerospace engineering e-Databases’: a research survey of aerospace scientists and engineers of Bangalore
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages: 1-8
Received: May 15, 2013; Published: Jun. 10, 2013
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Ramachandran Guruprasad, Scientist, Knowledge and Technology Management Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
Payanippan Marimuthu, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
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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 e-Databases’ amongst the aerospace scientists and engineers of selected 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore. The major findings of this study are: The c2 test indicates that the demographic variable, viz., Category Wise Distribution of the Respondents, namely: Aerospace Scientist / Aerospace Engineer(c2=20.832, P Value = 0.000), Occupation(c2=65.978, P Value = 0.000), Qualification(c2=28.207, P Value = 0.005), and Specialization(c2=42.228, P Value = 0.003), by the ‘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 Uniformly distributed]. The c2 tests for the remaining demographic variables, namely, Gender and Age-Group by the ‘Frequency of Use of Core Aerospace Engineering e-Databases’ have no significant association. This implies that percentages of preference for these demographic variables are approximately the same [Uniformly distributed].
Keywords
Electronic Information Resources, Core Aerospace Engineering e-Databases, Demography, Aerospace Scientists and Engineers, City of Bangalore
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Ramachandran Guruprasad, Payanippan Marimuthu, ‘Association of demographic variables versus frequency of use of core aerospace engineering e-Databases’: a research survey of aerospace scientists and engineers of Bangalore, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20130101.11
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