Checklist for Small Arms Research Design
Research note Jun 1981-Sep 1982
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
Pagination or Media Count:
Researchers in the field of small arms whether in uniform or not often fall into one of two categories. Either they are small-arms subject matter experts SMEs, who know much about small arms, but little about experimentation and the design of research or they are scientists, who know a great deal about experimentation, but little about the variables that are important to the users of small arms. This report is intended to provide meaningful information to each of these groups. It gives the SME a very short course in, and overview of, experimental design. Various techniques that the researcher can use to gain control of a field setting are discussed. For the scientist, on the other hand, a list of important variables in the marksmanship and small arms domain is provided.