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A Survey Of The Literature On Prediction Of Air Force Personnel Requirements

Report Number: WADD TR 60-493
Author: Jones, Edna M.
Author: Fairman, Jean B.
Author: Folley, John D., Jr.
Corporate Author: American Institute For Research
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Pages: 388
Contract: AF 33(616)-6427
Project: 7190
AD Number: AD0244539

Abstract:
A survey of methods for predicting personnel requirements for future Air Force weapon systems is presented with abstracts of 121 unclassified, professional documents. Emphasis is placed on identifying procedures for deriving personnel requirements information, and the supporting rationales. The current state of the art is evaluated and presented with implications for future research requirements. Conclusions from the study show that fairly thorough procedures exist for describing tasks and positions and for combining tasks into positions. However, no evidence was found of any systematic evaluation of this method. Estimating manpower requirements often has been done but only one report describes a procedure for doing this. Determining skill level requirements and criticality of tasks has received little methodological attention. Most attention has been directed toward the rating of skill levels rather than toward any objective determination of skill requirements. One exception provides a seven-point scale of operationally defined performance levels.. Like the other techniques found in this survey, this one has never been evaluated.


Provenance:

PROPERTY OF COOK RESEARCH LABORATORIES
LIBRARY

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REC'D MAR 22 1962

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RECEIVED

JUL 1 - 1969

THE JOHN CRERAR LIBRARY

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ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
IIT LIBRARY

FEB 1 1996

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
DEPOSITORY 0146-A


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