The study attempts to examine the extent and the ways in which federal agencies use models. In Part I the results of extensive survey of Federal agencies are analyzed and conclusions drawn. The report recommends that in order for the potential of modeling and other rigorous analytical techniques to be realized, improvements must be made in the availability of data, in procedures used to fund and monitor research, and in information flows between model builders and policy makers. In the second part, the projects are listed alphabetically by Project Director, institution, sponsoring agency, and subject area. Part III contains the appendices to the study: The project director questionnaire; the agency monitor questionnaire; and the tables compiled for the study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes reports PB-241 562, PB-241 563 and PB-241 564. Prepared in cooperation with Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Data Resources, Incorporated

    29 Hartwell Avenue
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    National Science Foundation

    Advanced Productivity Research and Technology Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20550

    ABT Associates, Incorporated

    55 Wheeler Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • FROMM, G
    • Hamilton, W L
    • Hamilton, D E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 303 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/S-74-029 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C804
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM