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Final Studies of Content Analytic Techniques for Extracting the Differentiating Information Contained in the Narrative Sections of Performance Evaluations for Navy Enlisted Personnel.
Annual technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 75,
R-K RESEARCH AND SYSTEM DESIGN MALIBU CALIF
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A great deal of differentiating information in narrative comments on performance evaluation forms that could substantially aid in selecting personnel for advancement, duty assignment, training, or quality retention is being exploited in any systematic manner because narrative text resists easy analysis. Therefore, a series of studies has been conducted, all aimed at developing and refining content analytic techniques capable of extracting the differentiating information in narrative performance evaluations for enlisted personnel. In the fifth and final study being reported here, a replication of an earlier content analysis of the narrative comments contained in Evaluation Reports for enlisted men at the E5 and E6 pay grade levels was performed using the rational condensation short-cut indexing procedure developed earlier. In the initial study being replicated here, 300 Evaluation Reports representing six occupational specialties comprised the first E5-E6 fleet trial sample. This first sample was drawn from a larger data base of fleet trial data, which included useful criterion data, that had been generated in the process of testing a number of experimental forms for measuring on-job performance for Pay Grades E5 and E6 in seven occupational specialties.
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