Appendix B Conversion Factors for Research Management


It is the case that research management entails different groups working together on diverse topics, often with differing communication languages. Consequently, conversion factors provide a common basis for communication of quantitative factors. This Appendix contains a comprehensive collection of conversion factors necessary for research management across disciplines and technical groups. Several anecdotal examples exist in the literature about the perils and threats posed by differences in measured quantities in technical fields. A classic example is the case of the disconnect between the metric system and the British system of measurement in one of the joint projects for ...

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