Accession Number : ADA018248

Title :   Further Investigations of Content Analytic Techniques for Extracting the Differentiating Information Contained in the Narrative Sections of Performance Evaluations for Navy Enlisted Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 74,


Personal Author(s) : Ramsey-Klee,Diane M. ; Richman,Vivian

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : The purpose of this continuing research effort is to develop content analytic techniques capable of extracting the differentiating information in narrative performance evaluations for enlisted personnel in order to aid in the process of selecting personnel for advancement, duty assignment, training, or quality retention. In the present study, four tasks were performed. The first task was to cross validate a short-cut indexing technique---the rational condensation method---on other occupational specialties and on other pay grades than those that had been studied earlier. Stepwise discriminant analysis was used to determine how well the quantitative variables derived from the short-cut content analysis of the narrative text could classify each individual evaluated into correct criterion group. This investigation was intended to show if the rational condensation short-cut indexing procedure is generalizable (1) from AT's, BT's, CS's, and RM's to additional occupational specialties, and (2) from Pay Grade E7 to Pay Grades E5 and E6.

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Performance(Human), Enlisted personnel, Assessment, Personnel selection, Reliability, Discriminate analysis

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE