Accession Number : ADA317696

Title :   User Manual: The Generic Assignment Test and Evaluation Simulator (GATES).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb 93-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Darby, Melody M. ; Grobman, Jeffrey H. ; Skinner, Jacobina ; Looper, Larry T. ; Rue, Robert C.

PDF Url : ADA317696

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The United States Air Force Generic Assignment Test and Evaluation Simulator (GATES) project developed a research pool hosted on a personal computer for addressing personnel selection and classification (S&C) research issues. GATES provides computer simulation capability for evaluating the potential benefits of alternative S&C system designs and assignment algorithm within that system to assign sets of people to jobs. Either existing data bases or generated data sets can be processed. The researcher may then quantify the effectiveness and efficiency of these assignments through evaluation of specified measures of merit. Results yield comparisons of the effects of various assignment system designs, selection measures, and classification algorithms. GATES was designed to be readily adapted to the policies and data of any of the Military Services. This report begins with a definition of S&C, a presentation of current S&C procedures in the Military Services, and a motivation for the development of GATES. The user manual follows, providing information on software and hardware requirements, installation, support source files, and GATES functions and assignment algorithms. The report concludes with a tutorial which demonstrates the logical order that would be followed in using GATES to design, implement, and analyze a research study.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, FILES(RECORDS), ALGORITHMS, USER MANUALS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FUNCTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SOURCES, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, COMPUTERS, YIELD, CLASSIFICATION, ALLOCATIONS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS, MOTIVATION, BENEFITS, SELECTION, ADDRESSING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE