Establishing an Intellectual and Theoretical Foundation for the After Action Review Process - A Literature Review
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ARLINGTON VA
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The purpose of this report is to provide a literature review of the cognitive and learning science research that is relevant to defining an effective after action review AAR process. The goal of this review is to assemble research sources that apply to the design and conduct of after action reviews. Therefore, this report provides a synopsis of research that exists, identifies notable researchers who have addressed the problem, presents results of both military and non-military investigations or implementations of the AAR technique, highlights existing theories that may contribute to the advancement of AARs, and isolates specific areas that demand further work. The findings are a distillation of what is known about the AAR process. As such, they would be of interest to researchers who wish to acquire or update their knowledge of the area. The findings would also be of interest to those who train AAR facilitators as a comprehensive foundation of AAR research.
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