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ERIC Number: ED081850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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An Analysis of a Fleet Post-Training Performance Measurement Technique.
Rafacz, Bernard A.; Foley, Paul P.
The purpose of this research effort is to validate the utility and effectiveness of a unique human performance measurement technique developed under ONR contract (N0001467C0107). Performance data on eight Navy ratings was collected from ships of LANTFLT and PACFLT. This report is the last in a series of technical reports on the statistical analysis of that data. A statistical analysis is provided on performance related data for electronic maintenance personnel sampled from 21 ships. Four different performance estimators, as functions of critical incidents, were evaluated. A detailed explanation of the distributional properties of the performance estimators is presented, and an explanation of the factors that lead to the adoption of a curvilinear regression analysis for analysis of the data is discussed. The results of the statistical analysis indicated that a certain combination of the performance data possessed moderate validity for appraising the absolute level of technician on-the-job performance on the EM, ET, FT, and IC ratings. Application of the technique to technicians in the RM, ST, and TM ratings was tenuous, but still appropriate, while none of the performance estimators seemed to be applicable to technicians in the RD rating. For this reason, it would seem that the appropriateness of application of this technique to other ratings warrants investigation, perhaps by the approach employed in this report. In any event it has been observed that the technique possesses sufficient merit to be recommended for more widespread use within the U. S. Navy. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research and Development Lab., Washington, DC.