Accession Number:

ADA196015

Title:

Test of a Probabilistic Sampling Critical Task Selection Model for Performance Testing

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1982-1986

Corporate Author:

PERSONNEL DECISIONS RESEARCH INST MINNEAPOLIS MN

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Navy Job Performance Measurement Program is an outcome of the Navy Performance-Based Personnel Classification Subproject. Both efforts constitute significant contributions to the Joint-Service Job Performance MeasurementEnlistment Standards Project. The Joint-Service Project has been mandated by Congress to link enlistment standards to job performance, which can be considered a landmark research thrust of the armed services. This study tested a probabilistic sampling model for assessing the performance of Navy radiomen RM. Five steps were involved 1 a Monte Carlo investigation tested the effects of simulated alternate task weighting systems 2 RM job experts determined the actual task weighting systems 3 task samples were drawn 4 experts screened the task samples and 5 the final task sample was selected. Results indicated that the probabilistic sampling model was considerably influenced by the random luck of the draw. The results were not positively viewed by RM experts. Suggestions for probabilistic modifications are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE