ERIC Number: ED242301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Cost Element Structure for Defense Training. Final Report.
Knapp, Mark I.; Orlansky, Jesse
This paper identifies, structures, and defines a list of cost elements that is intended to describe fully the life-cycle cost of any formal program, course, or device for individual training of Department of Defense personnel. It was developed to provide consistent, comparable, and credible evaluations of the cost-effectiveness of alternative methods of training. Following a summary and introduction, the cost element structure is presented in a table with cost elements grouped by cost category (research and development, initial investment, operating and support). Definitions of the cost elements are then presented in the order that they appear in the table. Another table illustrates the applicability of each cost element in table 1 to three types of training evaluated in previous studies: the cost effectiveness of flight simulators, computer based instruction, and maintenance simulators. A brief discussion and a 30-item reference list are included. Appendices provide a glossary of terms relevant to cost analysis and a discussion of relationships between cost elements for training and Department of Defense budget appropriations. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Defense Analysis, Arlington, VA.