Accession Number:

ADA247154

Title:

A Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Data from Technology Base Seminar Wargames

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

This thesis provides a structured methodology for obtaining, evaluating, and portraying to a decision maker, the opinions of players of Technology Base Seminar Wargames TBSW. The thesis then demonstrates the methodology by applying the events of the Fire Support Technology Base Seminar Wargame held in May 1991. Specifically, the evaluation team developed six surveys, each survey capturing opinions using the categorical judgments technique. The subject of each of the surveys comes from characteristics and systems within six major Fire Support areas of interest, target acquisition, weapons and munitions, command and control, support and sustainment, fundamental principles of future combat, and technologies and systems. These areas of interest were provided by the United States Field Artillery School and United States Army Laboratories Command, cosponsors of the TBSW. These surveys were administered at the Fire Support TBSW in May 1991. The results are calculated using a scaling method and are displayed in a manner that illustrates the strength of preference for each of the characteristics and systems, the interval between each characteristic of system, and the category in which they fall. Using these easily readable, graphical results , the decision maker can now use the findings of TBSWs, a previously unattainable task.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE