Accession Number : AD0769394

Title :   The Appropriateness of the Thai Naval Academy Curriculum.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sribhadung,Prasart

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Two hundred and fifty Thai Naval officers were surveyed to determine the appropriateness of the Thai Naval Academy curriculum. Seventy-seven responded. They were asked to rank the importance of subjects in the curriculum for two criteria: the naval profession, and intellectual development of the individual. The rankings were scaled using the 'Ford computer program.' A judge reliability check done by correlating the rankings of half the judges against the other half showed a high positive correlation (r = .908), indicating uniformity of judgements. The scaled 'weights' of both criteria were then reduced to one dimension by orthogonal projection onto a straight line contained in the plane with the two criteria as their axes. The resulting 'weights' were used as the criterion variable and compared with percent of instruction time per subject in the curriculum. The correlation coefficient (rho) between the ranks of the weights and the ranks of the instruction time was low (rho = .423), but significant. The difference in the ranks were used as indicator of each subject's level of appropriateness. Many subjects were found to be inappropriate. Adjustments of instruction time or replacement of those subjects highly inappropriate was deemed advisable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Courses(Education), *Naval training), (*Thailand, Naval training), Officer personnel, Correlation techniques, Theses, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE