Accession Number : ADA319414

Title :   Research Methods for Advanced Warfighting Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 95-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lickteig, Carl W. ; Bessemer, David W. ; Graham, Scott E. ; Parry, William M. ; Witsken, Jeffery R.

PDF Url : ADA319414

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Advanced Warfighting Experiments (AWEs) typify the Army's emerging need for more pragmatic and responsive research methods to address the changing climate of military research and improve future force capability. Formative force improvement enables or mediates the summative objective--a more capable force. To help achieve the primary objective, this report recommends the AWEs adapt formative evaluation methods that focus on exploration, explanation, and improvement. This report identifies a set of key fundamental and formative method issues for the AWEs and provides corresponding method recommendations for more reliable and useful AWE findings. The report's method recommendations embed a mechanism of expanded AWE evaluation teams that implement lessons learned into "living products" for Army-wide Force XXI efforts.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *ARMY RESEARCH, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DIGITAL SYSTEMS, METHODOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, LESSONS LEARNED, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REPORTS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE