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APPENDIX A 237 original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. APPENDIX A Materials Associated with the User Survey Appendix A contains responses to a questionnaire that the committee used to survey DOT users. As the accompanying letters show, two kinds of users were surveyed: the first letter was sent to a sample of single-order purchasers of the DOT, and the second letter was sent to DOT users in state agencies. The purchasers of the DOT were randomly sampled from a list of names and addresses, provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office, of individuals who purchased the fourth edition DOT during its first six months of availability. The state users are a casual sample of individuals identified by staff of the State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC) as users of the DOT. The questionnaire was part of the committee's effort to determine the nature and extent of the uses made of the DOT outside the Employment Service. Other sources of information were site visits to federal agencies identified as major users (see Appendix B) and a literature review of social science research uses of the DOT (see Appendix C). Chapter 4 contains more detail about the sampling design and timing as well as a detailed analysis of the responses.

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APPENDIX A 238 original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ASSEMBLY OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2101 Constitution Avenue Washington, D.C. 20418 COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS April 13, 1979 Dear Sir or Madam: We are assessing the present use of and future need for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and other publications of the Department of Labor's Occupational Analysis program. In order to make informed judgments, we are collecting relevant information from users of these publications. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate your assistance in completing the enclosed questionnaire, which is being sent to a sample of those who have purchased the Dictionary of Occupational Titles in the past year. If you ordered these occupational materials for a person or group other than yourself, please pass on this questionnaire to the appropriate individual. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. All the information you give will be protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. This means that your answers will be kept strictly confidential. Results of the study will be made public only in summary or statistical form so that individuals who participate cannot be identified. We also welcome any other information you might wish to provide on your use and/or evaluation of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and other Occupational Analysis publications. If you have any questions concerning this inquiry, please call Patricia Roos collect (202–389–6345). We would appreciate it if you would complete and return the enclosed questionnaire within the coming week. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, DONALD J.TREIMAN Study Director Enclosure

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APPENDIX A 244 original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ASSEMBLY OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2101 Constitution Avenue Washington, D.C. 20418 COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS April 13, 1979 Dear Sir or Madam: We are assessing the present use of and future need for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and other publications of the Department of Labor's Occupational Analysis program. In order to make informed judgments, we are collecting relevant information from users of these publications. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate your assistance in completing the enclosed questionnaire, which is being sent to users of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles in state and local governments. Your name was provided to us by your state's Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC). Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. All the information you give will be protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. This means that your answers will be kept strictly confidential. Results of the study will be made public only in summary or statistical form so that individuals who participate cannot be identified. We also welcome any other information you might wish to provide on your use and/or evaluation of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and other Occupational Analysis publications. If you have any questions concerning this inquiry, please call Patricia Roos collect (202–389–6345). We would appreciate it if you would complete and return the enclosed questionnaire within the coming week. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, DONALD J.TREIMAN Study Director Enclosure

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About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution.APPENDIX A 247

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About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution.APPENDIX A 248

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