Accession Number:

AD1039867

Title:

A HISTORY OF THE RESEARCH INTO METHODS FOR SELECTING AND CLASSIFYING U.S. ARMY PERSONNEL, 1917 - 2010

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2006,30 Jun 2012

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States

Report Date:

2012-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

260.0

Abstract:

Army scientists have been in the forefront of the behavioral and social science research that underlies the selection and classification of personnel for generations. In many ways, the history of the United States Armys selection and classification research is the history of selection and classification testing in general. The research in selection and classification described in this volume is a case study in the development of ideas, the conduct of basic and applied research, and its continued successful application to significant and critical personnel issues. The research is placed not only in a historical context, but also in the context of current day Army selection and classification procedures. This book documents military research contributions, over a 90 year time span, leading to the important decisions that the Army makes today about whom to select and what jobs to assign to them. It also tells the story of the scientific contributions Army researchers have made over the years to the personnel testing literature and practice.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE