Accession Number : ADA299425

Title :   Doing Human Dimensions Research: Lessons from Recent Military Operations,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bartone, Paul T. ; Gifford, Robert K.

PDF Url : ADA299425

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the U.S. Army has devoted increased attention to field studies aimed at identifying and understanding the critical "human dimensions" issues that can affect soldier health and well-being, morale, cohesion and performance. Army social psychologists have conducted human dimensions studies in several recent military operations in such places as Croatia, Somalia and Kuwait. This paper draws on these experiences to summarize the important methodological and practical considerations in doing such work. Future military human dimensions field research should benefit from this treatment of key issues in the design and execution of such studies.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LESSONS LEARNED, WARFARE, KUWAIT, PERSIAN GULF, ARMY PERSONNEL, HEALTH, MORALE, SOMALIA, COHESION.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE