Accession Number : AD0764484

Title :   Development of a Pattern Analysis Technique for Use in the Selection of Predictors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Folce,Burton Fredrick , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The study describes a computerized item-selection program called PAIN that uses a pattern-analysis approach to select a most-valid subset of items from a set. The results of this study indicate that PAIN is capable of selecting a small subset of items which, when scored by pattern analysis, has greater validity than the original set. It appears that, as well as reducing the sizes of standard tests without losing predictive value, PAIN may also be of value in selecting biographical items of information for use as predictors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION), (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, SET THEORY), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SAMPLING, SELECTION, THESES, PREDICTIONS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE