Accession Number : ADA302985

Title :   Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Training in the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Simpson, Henry

PDF Url : ADA302985

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the current'state of knowledge and research on conducting the cost- effectiveness analysis of training (CEAT) in the Department of Defense based on a literature review, analyses, and a survey of subject matter experts. Findings were that (1) CEAT methods are inadequately defined, (2) DoD policy guidance for CEAT is ambiguous, (3) ClEAT procedural guidance is inadequate, and (4) ClEAT programs differ among the Services. ClEAT is not a single method but a family of related methods. The cost analysis part of ClEAT is fairly well defined but methods for performing the related training effectiveness analysis (TEA) are not. The study identified 16 different classes of TEA and no guidance for determining what type of TEA to perform under different conditions. Key DoD instructions are ambiguous about ClEAT requirements and seem to exclude many fraining systems for which ClEAT might be apprnpriate. There is no comprehensive guide on the conduct of ClEAT, and existing procedural guidance is fragmented.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY TRAINING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ECONOMIC IMPACT, JOB TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, COST ANALYSIS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE