Accession Number : AD0776777

Title :   The Similarity of Job Types Reported from Two Independent Analyses of Occupational Data.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 2 Apr-12 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Watson,William J.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Occupational analysts using Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs (CODAP) make subjective decisions at various stages in their analysis of an occupation. The possibility exists that two different analysts could reach different conclusions in analyzing an occupation, and thereby provide divergent guidance to management. Two analysts, working independently, performed job typing using CODAP on occupational data collected by a single administration of a job inventory. Each analyst selected the same size sample at random but without any cases common, from the total survey. The job types identified by each analyst were compared to determine whether they were significantly different in any respect. Superficial differences appeared between the results of the two analyses, but were largely resolved when job types reported by the first analyst were compared not only on a one-to-one basis with job types reported by the second analyst, but also with combinations of job types reported on the second occasion. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS, *JOBS, STANDARDS, CONSISTENCY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE