Analysis of 1989 DoD Recruiter Survey Respondent Comments
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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HumRRO agreed with a request by the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC to conduct a content analysis of the open-ended written comments from respondents to the 1989 Department of Defense Recruiter Survey. In order to achieve the objectives of this study, three distinct tasks were identified. Task I involved the initial identification and definition of major common response categories through a random sample of approximately 200 individuals. Once these categories were reviewed and approved by DMDC, Task II was to screen the remaining comment sheets. The purpose of this screening process was to quantify the responses by issue category, to select insightful or representative comments, and to determine whether the issues mentioned were parallel to the survey instrument or whether new concerns were being introduced. As Task III, this Final Report summarizes the content of the respondent comments. Included in this Final Report are a definitions of the major issue categories, b the percentage of total commenting population that voiced each concern, c the percentage of respondents, by Service, that voiced each concern, d extracted quotations from the responses that are the most representative and reflective of each issue, and e identification of the chosen respondent quotations by branch of Service.
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