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Persistance in higher S/E education: S/E baccalaureate to S/E doctorate productivity of U.S. baccalaureate-granting institutions

Description: This report describes a study which purpose is to further analyze the BA to PhD pipeline data for the 170 institutions that have either been identified as highly productive institutions or institutions of special interest to policymakers and educational planners.
Date: September 1987
Creator: Maxfield, Betty D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Science in the steady state: the changing research university: contractor's report

Description: This report is divided into three main parts. The first part considers the underlying notion of interpreting science in systems terms and sketches the analytic categories necessary for that re conceptualization. Part two draws on face to face interviews with scientists to examine the possible consequences of the shift to steady state science. Part three offers a set of issues for policy and research and critically examines the idea of a steady state for science.
Date: September 1987
Creator: Hackett, Edward J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The international context of labor-management relations: implications for workplace monitoring

Description: This report explores some of the international developments and notes contrasts with the United States, and some potential lessons with regard to managing the new technology systems of Labor relations and issues relevant to workplace monitoring.
Date: September 26, 1986
Creator: Deutsch, Steven
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal tax policy and infrastructure financing: a report to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress

Description: This report starts out by discussing in details the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and its impact on local construction, it provides statistical analysis of the effects of the Tax reform Act, it discusses innovative infrastructure financing techniques, finally federal infrastructure policy options.
Date: September 13, 1989
Creator: Graham, D. W. & Shinn, Paul L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reform of Medicare physician payment policies: impact on magnetic resonance imaging technology

Description: This report provides a brief description of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), current research, safety and patient acceptance of the imaging technology. It discusses the current use of MRI, the medical evidence, current clinical applications and diffusion of MRI.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Iezzoni, Lisa I.; Grad, Oren & Moskowitz, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Description: This report examines the history of the United States Federal Government support for education technology research and development. The report identifies funding level for several civilian and military Federal agencies over time period, nature of programs and projects supported, six case studies of illustrative R&D program, and factors policy recommendations.
Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Blaschke, Charles; Hunter, Beverly & Zucker, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of effects of the quality of care of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report tries to anticipate the kinds of effects on the quality of personal health care services that would result from each of several alternative ways of paying for physician's services to Medicare patients.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Hammons, Glenn T.; Brook, Robert H. & Newhouse, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report discusses laboratory testing in light of physician payment methods under Medicare. The report focuses primarily on laboratory testing in the outpatient setting, assuming the impatient laboratory testing is covered by the DRG-based Prospective Payment System rates of Medicare.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Myers, Lois P.; Eisenberg, John M. & Pauly, Mark V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software

Description: This report presents an analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, as well as analysis of the information sources available to educational software acquisition.
Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Bialo, Ellen R. & Sivin, Jay P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polar Prospects: A Minerals Treaty for Antarctica

Description: This report identifies U.S. interests in Antarctica and evaluates the Minerals Convention relative to these interests. It examines the status of knowledge about the resources of Antarctica, the potential impacts of minerals development, and the technical, economic, environmental, geological, and political constraints to development in Antarctica.
Date: September 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plants: The Potential for Extracting Protein, Medicines, and Other Useful Chemicals: Workshop Proceedings

Description: Proceedings prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that describe "technological opportunities for commercially developing plant extracts, examples of some work being done in this field, and workshop participants' conclusions and recommendations concerning the Government's role in the area" (p. iii).
Date: September 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the arguments for and against NLM's (National Library of Medicine) creation and dissemination of health-related bibliographic information" and "provides information designed to help Congress in decisions regarding the appropriate mix of NLM and private sector activities that might serve the public interest most efficiently" (p. iii).
Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department