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Accession Number ADA582714
Title Half-Life Learning Curves in the Defense Acquisition Life Cycle.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 27p
Personal Author A. B. Badiru
Abstract Learning curves are useful for assessing performance improvement due to the positive impact of learning. In recent years, the deleterious effects of forgetting have also been recognized. Workers experience forgetting or decline in performance over time. Consequently, contemporary learning curves have attempted to incorporate forgetting components into learning curves. An area of increasing interest is the study of how fast and how far the forgetting impact can influence overall performance. This article introduces the concept of half- life analysis of learning curves using the concept of growth and decay, with particular emphasis on applications in the defense acquisition process. The computational analysis of the proposed technique lends itself to applications for designing training and retraining programs for the Defense Acquisition Workforce.
Keywords Computational analysis
Defense acquisition workforce
Department of defense
Half life
Half-life analysis
Learn-forget models
Learning curves
Learning decay
Learning growth
Life cycles
Military procurement
Personnel development
Reinforcement learning
S-curve model
Stanford-b model

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
92A - Job Training & Career Development
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Dept. of Systems and ENgineering Management.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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