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Continuation Studies of the Exploitation of the Narrative Sections of Navy Performance Evaluations for Senior Enlisted Personnel by Means of Content Analytic Techniques
Annual technical rept. 1 Mar-31 Dec 1973
R-K RESEARCH AND SYSTEM DESIGN MALIBU CA
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The purpose of the research effort is to develop content analytic techniques capable of extracting the differentiating information in narrative performance evaluations for senior enlisted personnel in order to aid selection boards in choosing the most qualified candidates for promotion. In the present study two tasks were performed. The first task was to try to develop valid, short-cut methods of indexing the narrative content of evaluation reports that would extract the differentiating information contained in evaluative comments in a simple but reliable fashion, hopefully achieving as good or nearly as good classification accuracy in assigning individuals to three criterion groups by a stepwise discriminant analysis procedure as the longer, more complex indexing method developed earlier. In the second task an earlier inter-indexer reliability study was extended in order to elucidate more fully the issue of reliability of the complex, lengthy indexing procedure.
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