Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: ZA-019-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Refernce Materials in Machine Readable Form

Bibliographic Citation: Dictionary of occupational titles (DOT): revised fourth edition, 1991.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6100

Date Accessioned: 5/20/1994

Number of Files Received: 30

Comments: ***NOTE*** On DAT 5009 this study has the filename ZA-009-001.tar.gz. Please use that filename if you want to extract the study from the tape.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/1/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy, plus machine-readable.

Abstract: First published in 1939, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) groups jobs based on their similarities and defines the structure and content of all listed occupations. The Revised Fourth Edition is the result of ten years of research and verification by job analysts across the nation. Each occupational definition systematically presents the following seven basic parts: an occupational code number, a title, an industry designation, alternate titles, a body of text including a lead statement, task statements, glossary words, and reference titles, undefined related titles, and a definition trailer. The occupational code number and the definition trailer provide data about a particular job's skill requirements, specific vocational training requirements, and year last reviewed by an occupation analyst.

SOURCE: On-site job analyses conducted in Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Utah, supervised by a lead field office in North Carolina, supplemented by information gathered from Occupational Code Request forms submitted by DOT users to local Occupational Analysis field offices

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 12 data files + machine-readable documentation (text).

RESTRICTIONS: The North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center has asked users to read and abide by the following conditions of use for this data collection: (1) Users should use the dataset and any supplements, corrections, or additions within the context in which the data were collected. (2) Users should acknowledge that component ratings for Work Fields, MPSMS, Significant Worker Functions, Temperaments, Aptitudes, Environmental Conditions, and Physical Demands (except Strength) have been copyrighted by the North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center. (3) or the data source should be appropriately cited (see the acknowledgment page of the codebook). (4) Users are asked to provide the North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center with a printed copy and documentation of any and all data, access strategies, and databases used to supplement the DOT database.

DATA TYPE: machine-readable text

DATA FORMAT: LRECL and Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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