ERIC Number: ED175915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Generalized Approach for Predicting a Dichotomous Criterion. Interim Report for Period October 1977 through March 1978.
Dempsey, Jack R.; And Others
This report refines and improves upon a conceptual model and a mathematical procedure, based upon a blend of Likelihood Function Estimation (LIFE) and utility theory. Empirical studies conducted by the Air Force Military Personnel Center in 1975 and 1976 have shown that the LIFE procedure can be very useful in the prediction and study of dichotomous behavior, e.g., predicting attrition/success of a trainee in an Air Force Training program. The technique has been previously used to study attrition from the United States Air Force Academy and Basic Military training. By generalizing the LIFE technique it can be applied to the situation of studying and predicting any dichotomous dependent variable. Currently, the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory is continuing studies of the procedure to compare its usefulness to other mathematical methods. (Author)
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Military Personnel, Military Training, Persistence, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Research Reports
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 671-056/21)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.
Identifiers: Air Force; Likelihood Function Estimation; Utility Theory