Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2003.


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Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
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Division of Science Resources Statistics
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Division Director
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Chief Statistician

Human Resources Statistics Program
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Program Director

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Suggested Citation Top.
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2003, NSF 06-320, Project Officer, John Tsapogas (Arlington, VA 2006).

June 2006

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Acknowledgments Top.

John Tsapogas, senior analyst, Human Resources Statistics Program (HRS), Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), managed the preparation of this report under the overall direction Nancy L. Leach, Program Director, HRS. SRS Division Director Lynda T. Carlson, Deputy Director Mary J. Frase, and Chief Statistician Ronald S. Fecso provided further guidance and review. The SRS Information and Technology Services Program (ITSP) provided editorial assistance and final composition for this report. Peg Whalen, ITSP, oversaw electronic publication.

The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) collected and processed the 2003 survey data for the National Science Foundation. Karen Grigorian of NORC oversaw production and provided a detailed review of the tables. Other NORC staff who worked on this project were Scott Sederstrom and Lance Selfa.

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