Accession Number : AD0661314

Title :   THE SHELTER MANAGEMENT CONTINGENCY GAME: I. DEVELOPMENT AND INITIAL EVALUATION OF A TRAINING VERSION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 66-Apr 67,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA SOCIAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Hale,John F. ; Bend,Emil ; Jeffreys,Frank B.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 399

Abstract : The purpose of the work was the further development of a Shelter Management Contingency Game. The goal was to demonstrate the feasibility of the game as a training device, and so the main emphasis in the work consisted of the production and testing of a version of the game which could be used in shelter management training courses. The game, as developed, can be played by the individual student without the necessity of supervision by the instructor. Record-keeping procedures were established so that the student's play can be reviewed and critiqued by the instructor upon conclusion of the game. The game was tested by members of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) research staff, and the results of these test plays are reported. In addition, copies of the game were sent to Office of Civil Defense field training personnel for review and comment. In general, the game appears to hold promise as a useful training device. Directions for further development of the game, particularly as a research tool, were discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), (*TRAINING DEVICES, GAME THEORY), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, INSTRUCTORS, CIVIL DEFENSE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, VENTILATION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE