Accession Number : AD0428421


Title :   A SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Barmack,Joseph E


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop a preliminary scheme for classifying research sponsored by the Department of Defense in the behavioral and social sciences and in economics. The system is intended to provide the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering with sufficiently detailed and accurate information of programmed research to permit it to exercise its responsibility for broad guidance. Of the four systems of reporting currently required by the Department of Defense, the so-called OSD Classes System is considered to be most adaptable for classifying research in the behavioral and social sciences and economics. Without intending to replace any one of the four systems, the OSD Classes System is redefined and elaborated into a fifteen-cell matrix of three categories of research and five subject-matter fields. The three categories are (1) Basic Research, (2) Applied Research, and (3) Development, Test and Evaluation Research. The five fields are (1) Personnel Research, (2) Human Performance in Military Systems, (3) Psychological Operations, (4) Human Support and Maintenance, and (5) Economic Analysis and Management. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , CLASSIFICATION , OPERATION , BEHAVIOR , SOCIAL SCIENCES , ECONOMICS , SUBJECT INDEXING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE