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User's Manual for an Army National Guard (ARNG) Armor and Mechanized Infantry Gunnery Training Assessment Database.

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Rept. from Aug 95-Jan 98,

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The research requirement is to develop a users manual for the longitudinal database of gunnery-related information used to assess the impact of Project SIMITARs Simulation in Training for Advanced Readiness time-compressed gunnery training strategy for ARNG armored and mechanized infantry units Smith, in publication. This users manual describes how the SIMITAR database is structured to support longitudinal tracking of live-fire gunnery performance measures and related information necessary for assessing the impact of the SIMITAR gunnery training strategy, as well as other future gunnery training strategies adopted by ARNG armored and mechanized infantry units. The database is configured within a software program know as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS, Version 6.1 for Windows, a comprehensive data management program that also provides a wide array of data examination and statistical analysis capabilities ranging from simple frequency tabulations to complex multivariate routines. The database contains gunnery performance and related information from seven ARNG armored and mechanized infantry enhanced brigades used to assess impact of the SIMITAR compressed gunnery training strategy. Data are structured according to Year, Brigade, Battalion, Company, and Crew, with measures from earlier years appearing first. The database is currently populated with data for the years 1993-1997, but can be expanded to include additional information depending on user needs. Over 100 gunnery-related measures are currently included.

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  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

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