Accession Number : AD0637617

Title :   SAMOA-A METHOD FOR DETERMINING WORK REQUIREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

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

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report outlined the development of the SAMOA method for occupational analysis. This method may be characterized as (1) a multidimensional approach which stresses the 'work situation' and (2) a set of quantitative computerized techniques for the application of this approach. The identification of homogeneous work clusters on the basis of technical, organizational, and communicational dimensions which the SAMOA method provides should, when analyzed together with various administrative constraints, provide the basis for a sound Navy enlisted personnel classification structure. The SAMOA method also provides a number of additional advantages in regard to methodology. First, the computerized data processing programs provide a very rapid means for analyzing work requirements data (e.g., task lists, contact data, personal and organizational information, etc.) provided from any source. Second, the major phases of the method are independent so that data pertinent to any one of the three dimensions can be analyzed separately; i.e., clusters can be developed without analyzing TOC variables, and variables can be analyzed relative to work groups without using the clustering techniques. Finally, the techniques are adaptable for use with other variables, such as those normally used in job evaluation studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION), SELECTION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE