Accession Number : ADA260157


Title :   The Joint Readiness Training Center's Training and Evaluation Outline Data Base: Preliminary Assessment


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Fober, Gene W ; Smith, Seward ; Hiller, Jack H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260157.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : The purpose of this research was to determine the usefulness of Training and Evaluation Outline (T and EO) data from unit rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) as a means of determining unit performance. Infantry platoons and companies from five unit rotations were examined. Analyses included performance comparisons of both platoons and companies and a detailed examination of four selected tasks. Unexpected patterns in the data raised questions about the accuracy of the ratings (e.g., possible rater bias). Several critical errors in the data base were also discovered. These errors make the data unsuitable for use in determining training focus. The author concluded that changes in the data base are needed before it can be used to document unit performance. Through joint efforts by researchers and observer/controllers, the data collection effort could be improved. Additionally, followup efforts must take place to reduce possible rater biases and to ensure data entry quality control.


Descriptors :   *QUALITY CONTROL , *MILITARY TRAINING , DATA BASES , OBSERVERS , ARMY RESEARCH , TRAINING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , RATINGS , PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ARTILLERY UNITS , BIAS , COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , PATTERNS , INFANTRY , COMPARISON , ACCURACY , ERRORS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE