Accession Number:

ADA156169

Title:

Independent Research and Independent Exploratory Development at the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center--Fiscal Year 1984.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. FY84-85,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

This report provides synopses of FY84 Independent Research IR and Independent Exploratory Development IED projects, the IRIED funding profile, and a list of publications and presentations on IRIED projects. In the IR section, new research methods for measuring task difficulty and worker ability, for collecting problem-solving strategies, and for collecting simulataneous data on cognition and emotion during task performance are described. Personnel testing is addressed through an evaluation of new formulas for range restriction and a polychotymous model for scoring multiple choice items that uses information from wrong answers. Potential training innovations are described for concepts in basic electronics, memory for procedural tasks, and career-role learning by officers. Computerized decision aids for surveillance tasks and opportunities for exploiting the huge individual differences in worker productivity were also studied. In the IED section, manpower related projects include a model for the man-job match by multiple policy criteria, the integration of current definitions of manpower supply and a market segmentation analysis of Navy retention incentives. Computerixed aids for plain English in military documents and for tactical action officer training were also developed in FY84 IED.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE