Accession Number : AD0857341

Title :   A Confidence Scale for Intelligence Reports: An Application of Magnitude Estimation Scaling.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA REGIONAL SECURITY STUDIES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Meeland, T. ; Rhyne, R. F.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The level of confidence placed in intelligence reports with any of the 36 letter-number codes is derived from magnitude estimation scaling. The relative worth of agents is reported. Using values of seriousness of insurgent activities and confidence expressed in the available reports, a practical procedure is offered for a simple display of these two kinds of information and their implications for decision-making. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, RELIABILITY, CODING, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, LIMITED WARFARE, INSURGENCY, THAILAND.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE