The Development and Evaluation of the Commander Situational Awareness (CSA) Exercise
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL Patrick AFB United States
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The following is a step-by-step plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the Commander Situational Awareness CSA Exercise. This is a phased approach in which we follow the four steps of the Kirkpatrick Model 1 Reaction, 2 Learning, 3 Behavior, and 4 Results Kirkpatrick, 1976. In the introduction, we discuss the purpose of the CSA and underlying theory used to understand the CSA process. Next, we present the phases of the CSA. Within each phase, we review the evaluation plan, methodology, type of results, and timeline. In the first phase, we discuss the pilot testing of the CSA and subsequent qualitative and quantitative analyses. In the second and third phases, we discuss further analysis of the CSA. Here, we review the plan to examine quantitative results to gauge learning and behavioral changes after a six-month to one-year period of time. In the last phase, we discuss the systematic strategy for the CSA, reviewing the long-term research questions, and discussing future directions for use of the CSA.
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