Accession Number : ADA131901

Title :   GURU: A Computer Program for Analyzing Categorized Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Riedel,James A ; Dodson,Janet D

PDF Url : ADA131901

Report Date : Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The objective of the present effort was to develop an efficient computer program to analyze the data generated by use of semi-structured data collection techniques such as ECHO. A review of software packages, both those developed at NAVPERSRANDCEN and those available commercially, revealed that no program existed which satisfied the project requirements. Therefore, the development of a comprehensive computer program was undertaken. This program was designed to satisfy the data analysis requirements of the ongoing ECHO project and to be useful to other investigators employing open-ended question techniques such as ECHO. A computer program called GURU was developed. The program provides extensive descriptive statistics of categorized data and allows great flexibility in comparing various groups of respondents as well as different classifications of the same data.

Descriptors :   *Computer program documentation, *Statistical data, *Psychological tests, Computer programs, Statistical samples, Response, Attitudes(Psychology), Judgement(Psychology), Data processing, Punched cards

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE