Defining Acquisition and Contracting Terms Associated with Contract Administration
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this study was to synthesize definitions for 20 terms associated with contract administration. To accomplish this objective, research on dictionary and definition development was conducted. Also, literature was comparatively analyzed to synthesize definitions for each term. To validate the definitions a survey was administered to the NCMA Fellows. Respondents evaluated each definition using a Likert scale and provided written comments. Likert scale results were presented in bar chart form along with an arithmetic mean. Plus, if warranted, the respondents suggestions were incorporated into the final definitions. As a result, finalized proposed definitions were developed and recommended for inclusion in any future dictionary of contract terminology. In conclusion the need for further research of contract terminology. In conclusion, the need for further research will continue until all unique and arbitrary words in the contract management arena have been thoroughly researched and their descriptions documented.
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