STATISTICS AND THE MILITARY OFFICER IN COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS EXPERIMENTATION.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The duty performance of military officers whose duties are the planning, conduct, analysis, and evaluation of field experimentation can be improved through a better understanding of experimental statistics. The role of statistics in the field experimentation conducted by the U. S. Army Combat Developments Command Experimentation Center typifies the role of statistics in military field experimentation. Selected officers of USACDCEC were surveyed to determine their understanding of some of the more important concepts of experimental statistics. The survey results indicate that most of these officers lack a basic knowledge of experimental statistics. Based on insights gained from the survey, statistical training of certain USACDECEC officers is recommended. Statistical concepts not well understood by the surveyed officers are defined and discussed. A field experiment conducted by USACDCEC is used to exemplify the applications of statistical techniques and the use of measures of performance in field experimentation. Author
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