Tacit Knowledge in Military Leadership: Supporting Instrument Development.
Interim rept. Oct 93-Nov 95,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Army officers, drawn from three different institutional settings, evaluated tacit-knowledge items to Support development of tests of tacit knowledge for military leadership. Items were identified that differentiated leaders varying in leadership experience at a level of leadership or in rated leadership effectiveness. Subject-matter experts also sorted the items into categories of like items. Analyses of the categories identified dimensions that described the organization of the items. Item discrimination and organizational location will be used to select materials for construction of tests of tacit knowledge for each three levels of Army Leadership platoon leader, company commander, and battalion commander.
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