Accession Number : ADA181290

Title :   Computerized Sample Selection Procedures for the Survey of Military Applicants.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Garfinkle,Jeffrey B. ; Orvis,Bruce R.

Report Date : SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : This document describes the sample selection procedures used in the 1983 Survey of Military Applicants. The survey complements the Enlistment Bonus Test by providing information pertinent to the implementation of the Test programs. In addition, the survey helps distinguish the characteristics of enlistees from those of nonenlistees, and provides information on the appeal of alternative enlistment options. The computerized sample selection procedures developed in 1983 improved substantially on the procedures used in the initial Applicant Survey (1981). Computerization reduced the lag time between application and survey interview, helped to increase the completed interview rate, and essentially eliminated the need for surveying respondents at basic training. Furture applicant surveys will employ computerized sample selection. This Note describes the procedures developed at RAND and provides the documentation required for their use in future surveys. Keywords: Computer programs; Computer files; ASVAB(Armored Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery).

Descriptors :   *RECRUITING, *COMPUTER FILES, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TIME LAG THEORY, SELECTION, SURVEYS, INTERVIEWING, RATES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE