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Division of Science Resources Studies

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To carry out this mandate, SRS designs, supports, and directs periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology.

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Suggested Citation

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition, NSF 99-314, Project Officer, Alan I. Rapoport (Arlington, VA 1998).

December 1998

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Acknowledgement top

The preparation of this report was managed by Alan Rapoport, Senior Analyst, Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation. The report was prepared under contract by Gottlieb Associates, Inc. for SRI International. Jeanne Griffith, Division Director, provided overall guidance and review. The text was reviewed by contributors to the workshop and by Joan Burrelli and Alan Rapoport of SRS. Anne Houghton, Julia Harriston, and Tanya Gore of the Publications Management Group of SRS provided copyediting, processing, and final composition for this report.

SRS also would like to thank the many workshop participants and the workshop planning group without whom this initiative could not have been successfully undertaken.

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the participants, and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.

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