Accession Number : ADA188336


Title :   Analysis of Feedback in after Action Reviews


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 84-Nov 85


Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Downs, Cal W ; Johnson, Kenneth M ; Fallesen, Jon J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a188336.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The After Action Review (AAR) process was analyzed to evaluate the adherence to principles of effective feedback. Principles were identified through synthesis of the feedback literature and organized into three areas: feedback sources (participation), feedback content, and feedback message structures. Message content analysis was performed on six videotapes from the Army Training Battle Simulation System (ARTBASS) AARs. The results indicated that both effective and ineffective feedback behaviors occurred. The major ineffective procedure was the AAR leader's infrequent use of the questioning technique to stimulate involvement by the training audience. Other AAR feedback practices are discussed.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *STRUCTURES , *FEEDBACK , *BEHAVIOR , SOURCES , SYNTHESIS , ADHESION , DOCUMENTS , MESSAGE PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE