This document discusses how personnel research within the U.S. Air Force supports organizational policy decisions, the history of personnel research in the Air Force, and the present personnel research efforts and the organizations that house them.
Sep 15, 2014
This report examines how attrition rates for enlistees with distance learning or homeschool credentials compare with those of high school diploma holders in light of Armed Forces Qualification Test scores.
Feb 20, 2014
Second-Language Skills for All? Analyzing a Proposed Language Requirement for U.S. Air Force Officers
A survey of Air Force officers suggests that it would not be feasible to require a high level of proficiency in a second language upon commissioning. Alternatives, such as incentivizing steps toward attaining proficiency, are suggested.
Dec 19, 2012
An econometric assessment of the effectiveness of incentive pays for retaining remotely piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators.
Mar 6, 2012
The Air Force has a continuing interest in reducing high attrition and training-block failure (washback) rates, as both increase training and recruiting costs. This report describes research into these issues for nine career fields.
Feb 2, 2012
Reports the results of an examination of the worth and validity of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
May 10, 2010
The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test is valid and useful and should not be replaced, although other tests could be used to complement it.
May 10, 2010
Describes a method that institutions can use to develop their own standards for scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, which measures students' critical thinking skills.
Aug 31, 2009
Describes the application of a technique for setting standards on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a measure of how much students' critical thinking improves after attending college or university.
Aug 27, 2009
Created a framework of 14 categories of cross-cultural performance, developed a survey to confirm the importance of the categories, and analyzed the results to clarify what cross-cultural training should enable Air Force personnel to do.
Apr 16, 2009
Use of Writing Samples on Standardized Tests: Susceptibility to Rule-Based Coaching and the Resulting Effects on Score Improvement
Despite the growing use of writing assessments in standardized tests, little is known about coaching effects on writing assessments. Therefore, this study tested the effects of short-term coaching on standardized writing tests, and the transfer of those effects to other writing genres.
Dec 31, 2007
Airmen who do not routinely leave a defended perimeter when deployed face incidents that will require training beyond what they may have received historically in their specialties.
Oct 3, 2007