qThis user's manual describes a longitudinal database designed to permit the storage, retrieval, and analyses of gunnery-related data generated with Army National Guard (ARNG) armored and mechanized infantry units. The database was developed as part of an assessment of the Simulation in Training for Advanced Readiness (SIMITAR) time-compressed gunnery training strategy, as implemented in a test ARNG armored brigade (Smith, in publication). It contains gunnery performance measures from this test brigade and from six other enhanced qcomparisonq brigades where the SIMITAR training strategy was not introduced. These measures were collected from 1993-1997 and include first-run and final, live-fire, Table VIII gunnery qualification scores, tank main gun ammunition expenditures, related measures/information needed for assessing the impact of different training strategy interventions, and space set aside for recording the outcomes of training aids, devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS) usage. The databases is configured within a software program known as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS, Version 6.1 for Windows). Its files can be exported in a number of formats, including spreadsheet and database management programs, as well as into a number of other statistical utilities. This user's manual will help ARNG database managers use the SIMITAR database as a convenient repository for gunnery performance and related information and as a resource for future gunner-related strategy inpact investigations.q--P.i.aquot;This usera#39;s manual describes a longitudinal database designed to permit the storage, retrieval, and analyses of gunnery-related data generated with Army National Guard (ARNG) armored and mechanized infantry units.
|Title||:||User's manual for an Army National Guard (ARNG) armor and mechanized infantry gunnery training assessment database|
|Author||:||Monte D. Smith, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences|