Accession Number : ADA187670

Title :   Alternative Modeling Approaches for Setting Cost-Effective Qualification Standards.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GRO UP

Personal Author(s) : May, Laurie J

PDF Url : ADA187670

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The Rand Corporation has developed a mathematical model that determines cost-effective enlistment standards for military occupational specialties. Since this model may have an impact on enlistment policy, it is important that the modeling approach used to determine the enlistment standards be fully understood. This research document describes the modeling technique used by the Rand Corporation and compares the Rand approach to alternative modeling methods in an attempt to determine the sensitivity of the model outcome to the methodology employed. Keywords: Aptitude tests; Cost models; Military requirements, Test scores.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *RECRUITING, APTITUDE TESTS, COST MODELS, JOBS, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MODEL THEORY, MODELS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, POLICIES, QUALIFICATIONS, SCORING, SENSITIVITY, SPECIALIZATION, STANDARDS, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONNEL SELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE