A Review and Evaluation of the Langley Research Center's Scientific and Technical Information Program: Results of Phase VI--the Technical Report : a Survey and Analysis

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, 1982 - Report writing - 125 pages
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Contents

Figure Page
8
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDURES
18
PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE DATA
27
Percent of survey documents with visuals
41
Frequency distributions of the number of tables
47
Presentation Components
53
Percentage of survey documents within
60
Type styles used by survey documents for the title
66
Use of italic type in survey report headings
77
Use of underscored headings in the survey reports
78
Graphic design
79
Distribution of line depths in the survey reports
80
Character densities in the survey reports
81
Image area as a percent of page area in the survey reports
82
Use of running heads in the survey reports
84
Number of columns in survey document layouts
85

Figure Page 18 Use of all capitals versus upper and lower case for the titles on cover pages of survey documents
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Y Relative Size of Cover Elements in the Survey Reports
68
Type styles used by survey documents for the title on the title page
69
Number of type sizes on title pages of survey documents
70
Percent of survey documents which typeset legends
72
Frequency of occurrence and type style used for heading levels in the survey reports
74
Mean type sizes of heading levels in the survey reports
75
Percent of survey reports in which headings were the same type size style and weight as the text
76
Orientation of tables and figures in the survey reports
86
Type of paper used by survey documents
87
Binding methods used for the survey documents
88
FF Average Length of Survey Documents Bound by Various
89
Frequency of occurrence of printing defects in the survey reports
91
CONCLUSIONS
94
REFERENCES
105
APPENDIXES
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