Accession Number:

ADA350599

Title:

Measuring Battlefield Knowledge Systems: Test of a Protocol Analysis Approach

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 96-98

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This document reports on the design and testing of a method and measures for evaluating the battlefield domain knowledge structures of U.S. Army officers. The method and measures were based on a review of the literature on expertise summarized in this report. Three different tactical situations were presented to 31 Army Officers with varying levels of relevant tactical experience. Each situation had a different response requirement intended to provide various measures of the integrity of the officers knowledge base and the levels of abstraction and application it contains. The response verbal protocols were analyzed to derive the measure values. The results indicated a generally negative relationship between experience and high scores on the knowledge structure measures contrary to expectations. Possible reasons for the findings are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE