Accession Number : AD0726878

Title :   On Determining Significant Factors for Use in Evaluating R and D Projects.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Das,Chandrasekhar

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report is concerned with selection of factors for the purpose of evaluating research and development projects. The approach is statistical. Projects are selected from different Divisions of the Army Materiel Command and ranked according to each of a number of proposed factors. The relative importance of the projects selected from the same Division are known a priori. Correlation coefficients between the a priori and each observed rank-order series are obtained. It is supposed that between two factors, the one having a larger number of significant correlation coefficients is more relevant than the other as a basis for project selection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE