Accession Number:

ADA066661

Title:

Generalized Approach for Predicting a Dichotomous Criterion.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This report refines and improves upon a conceptual model and a mathematical procedure, based upon a blend of Likelihood Function Estimation LIFE and utility theory. Empirical studies conducted by the Air Force Military Personnel Center in 1975 and 1976 have shown that the LIFE procedure can be very useful in the prediction and study of dichotomous behavior, e.g., predicting attritionsuccess of a trainee in an Air Force Training program. The technique has been previously used to study attrition from the United States Air Force Academy and Basic Military training. By generalizing the LIFE technique it can be applied to the situation of studying and predicting any dichotomous dependent variable. Currently, the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory is continuing studies of the procedure to compare its usefulness to other mathematical methods. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE