Accession Number : ADP000825

Title :   Selection of a Data Collection Methodology for Occupational Analysis,

Corporate Author : CHIEF OF NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Hayes,William A.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper reflects on the method of data collection currently in use and compares it with an alternative data-collection methodology for: Kind of information obtainable; Objectivity; and Cost. In order for the products of analysis to continue providing managers with adequate and timely decision-making information, the input must contain not only sufficient detail to produce those products, but it must also be objective and cost-effective as well. As the outputs become more numerous and sophisticated and their accompanying processing mechanisms are refined, the input methodology inevitably is impacted by these events. It must be reviewed and re-examined periodically to avoid being overcome by the advancing sophistication of these mechanisms.

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Data acquisition, *Methodology, *Job analysis, Manpower, Personnel management, Questionnaires, Observation, Manual operation, Automation, Information processing, Cost analysis, Comparison, Job training, Supervision, Data bases, Management information systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE