Accession Number:

ADA276280

Title:

Content of Air Force Institute of Technology Course Con 331 as Determined by Experts in the Field: A Contracting Survey Analysis Using the Delphi Technique

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The goal of this thesis was to determine recommended topics to be taught in the Air Force Institute of Technology Professional Continuing Education course CON 331-Executive Cost and Price Analysis. This determination of course content was necessary due to the changes required by the implementation of Department of Defense Directive 5000.52-M, Career Development Program for Acquisition Personnel. The determination was accomplished by developing a list of suggested topics and surveying a panel of six Government pricing executives, managers, and experts via the Delphi method. Kendalls Coefficient of Concordance test was utilized to determine the significance of agreement between the experts. Using this methodology, a consensus was reached on a prioritized list of 25 topics. In addition, recommendations for specific areas of study relating to a topic were received for 14 topics. The consensus list of prioritized topics and the recommended subtopics constitute our determination of content for CON 331-Executive Cost and Price Analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE