Methods to Improve Task Inventory Construction.
Final rept. Oct 80-Jun 82,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Job task inventories that contain task statements that overlap as to content and that are not well organized by duty areas can lead to faulty analysis and misleading results. This study examined the statistical independence of task statements in two enlisted and two offer job specialties to improve inventory design. Statistical independence was assessed using correlational, factor, and cluster analyses. Results indicated that task statements often were not statistically independent, particularly in equipment-oriented job specialties and at the lowest and highest pay grades. Information on item independence can be used to combine items and, thus, shorten inventories, idenify poorly written items, and form blocks of related items for ease of inventory completion and analysis.
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