ERIC Number: ED094189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Similarity of Job Types Reported from Two Independent Analyses of Occupational Data. Interim Report. April 2, 1973-October 12, 1973.
Watson, William J.
Occupational analysts using Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs (CODAP) make subjective decisions at various stages in their analysis of an occupation. The possibility exists that two different analysts could reach different conclusions in analyzing an occupation, and thereby provide divergent guidance to management. Two analysts, working independently, performed job typing using CODAP on occupational data collected by a single administration of a job inventory. Each analyst selected the same size sample, at random but without any cases common, from the total survey. The job types identified by each analyst were compared to determine whether they were significantly different in any respect. Superficial differences appeared between the results of the two analyses, but were largely resolved when job types reported by the first analyst were compared not only on a one-to-one basis with job types reported by the second analyst, but also with combinations of job types reported on the second occasion. The contents of this report are highly technical and will be of primary interest to persons working in the field of occupational analysis, both in terms of content and application of techniques. (Included are 54 statistical tables.) (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.