This report examines the portfolio of research and development (R&D) expenditure surveys at the National Science Foundation (NSF), identifying gaps and weaknesses and areas of missing coverage. The report takes an in-depth look at the definition of R&D, the needs and potential uses of NSF’s R&D data by a variety of users, the goals of an integrated system of surveys and other data collection activities, and the quality of the data collected in the existing Science Resources Statistics surveys.
Table of Contents
|2 Uses and Users||33-47|
|3 Measuring R&D in Business and Industry||48-90|
|4 Measuring Innovation in Business and Industry||91-101|
|5 Measuring R&D Spending by the Federal Government||102-118|
|6 Measuring R&D Activity in Academic Institutions||119-138|
|7 Analysis of the R&D Data Funding Discrepancies||139-151|
|8 Survey Management and Adminstrative Issues||152-176|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||187-190|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff||191-196|
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