Accession Number : AD0465851

Title :   METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR BASIC TECHNICAL SKILLS RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Silverman, Joe ; Carr, Malcolm J.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Research is being conducted to develop a method for determining technical skills required for current and future weapons and support systems. It is to serve as a basis for the Navy enlisted personnel classification structure required in the next decade. The application of a multidimensional approach to occupational analysis was explored. This method involves the analysis of task patterns in terms of the Technical, Organizational, and Communicational dimensions of the work situation. The acronym SAMOA (Systematic Approach to Multidimensional Occupational Analysis) has been adopted as a label for this method. An iterative computer clustering program was devised to group similar task patterns into homogeneous occupational segments. A method of determining skill levels with high reliability was developed to classify tasks into a hierarchy of difficulty and complexity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, MANPOWER), JOB ANALYSIS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE