Accession Number:

ADA265747

Title:

A Comparison of High- and Low-Impact Reports of Investigation on Adjudicators' Decision Making: A Pilot Study

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This report examines the effect of style of written communication on personnel security determinations. Forty senior adjudicators from four sites reviewed two cases containing significant derogatory information. The results indicate that format of the ROI did not affect the overall adjudication determination, but site-specific processes in reaching the decision were evident. A discussion is presented of outside-the-document factors that may affect readers processing of written communications.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE