ERIC Number: ED118611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Further Investigations of Content Analytic Techniques for Extracting the Differentiating Information Contained in the Narrative Sections of Performance Evaluations for Navy Enlisted Personnel. Technical Report No. 75-1.
Ramsey-Klee, Diane M.; Richman, Vivian
The purpose of this research is to develop content analytic techniques capable of extracting the differentiating information in narrative performance evaluations for enlisted personnel in order to aid in the process of selecting personnel for advancement, duty assignment, training, or quality retention. Four tasks were performed. The first task was to cross-validate a short-cut indexing technique--the rational condensation method--on other occupational specialities and on other pay grades than those that had been studied earlier. In the second task, a reliability study was conducted in order to be certain that consistency among several indexers can be taught and achieved in their interpretation and application of the rational condensation short-cut method. A third task was undertaken in order to shed some light on whether it is reasonable to assume that although there may be slight differences between two indexers in how they apply a particular indexing procedure, a more important consideration is that they consistently use their own individualized interpretation of the indexing rules and conventions. In the fourth task, a careful comparison of the indexing, coding, keypunching, and subsequent computer processing time required to apply the rational condensation short-cut indexing procedure and the original lengthy indexing procedure to a small subsample of a data base was made. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: R-K Research and System Design, Malibu, CA.