Accession Number : AD0761392

Title :   Allocation of Research Laboratory Resources: A Study of Resources Allocation Using Criteria of Military Significance and Investment Risk.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Millard,Warren James

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The problem is defined as examining a list of the research projects presently sponsored by the Department of the Navy under GOR-43 and analyze the ordered project listings as ranked by panels composed of persons with interest in those projects. Data consisted of project priority rankings of 193 judges composing 9 separate panels, each judge ranking the projects twice in priority order; once considering the practical significance of the project and once considering the possibility of a successful research effort. Project rankings of judges within each panel were scaled using the FORD procedure and the 9 panel rankings then investigated for similarities using methods of cluster analysis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL RESEARCH, *DECISION THEORY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY, REASONING, MILITARY BUDGETS, NAVAL TRAINING, COSTS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE