Strategies for Conducting Mission Oriented Research in Military Organizations.
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WICHITA STATE UNIV KANS CENTER FOR HUMAN APPRAISAL
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The author outlines some of the dimensions to be considered in developing research strategies for investigations in applied settings. The Applied vs Pure research is differentiated into a number of other more relevant continua. Method Centered vs Mission Centered research defines whether it is based upon the known or upon the unknown. Model Testing vs Sample Description emphasizes whether descriptive or inferential results are sought. The Program vs the Study points out the fallacy of isolated investigation where a context has not been developed. Treatment vs Investigatory Research provides the dilemma of contamination of data by the method itself and whether it is the intention of applied research to leave the sample unchanged. Prescriptive vs Descriptive Research defines the problems which most scientists have in defining their research results into the form of actionable alternatives for remedial change. The author explains how all of these strategy considerations have effected the conduct of research under this contract. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics