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A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families, Laura L. Miller ... [et al.]

Label
A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families
Title
A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families
Statement of responsibility
Laura L. Miller ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB403
LC item number
.N49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Laura L.
  • Rostker, Bernard
  • Burns, Rachel M
  • Barnes-Proby, Dionne
  • Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz
  • West, Terry R
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families of military personnel
  • Military spouses
  • Military dependents
  • Needs assessment
Label
A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families, Laura L. Miller ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MG-1124-OSD"--P. [4] of cover
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Introduction and study overview -- Background : DoD's policy toward military members and their families over time -- DoD commitment to military families has grown significantly since World War I -- Evidence linking support to military personnel and families to outcomes Is limited -- Understanding family needs is a central feature of today's DoD policy -- Limitations in approaches to learning about service member and family needs lead to a new approach -- Resource allocation data analyses are unable to control for influential factors not captured in the datasets -- Quasi-experimental evaluations of programs -- Surveys of service members and spouses have not placed service member and family needs at the center -- Focus groups and face-to-face interview studies : impractical for large-scale data collection -- A framework for a new approach -- Development of the Service Member and Family Needs Survey -- Concept for a new needs-focused survey instrument
  • Subject matter experts inform framework and survey content -- Drawing on previous research to inform the survey development -- Deployment-related issues -- Predeployment -- Deployment -- Postdeployment family reunification -- Ensuring that the framework, content, and method fits today's families : focus groups with soldiers, Marines, spouses, and support providers -- Brainstorming approach -- Participant-recommended study methods -- Conclusion -- Developing the Service Member and Family Needs Survey Structure -- Problems in the past year -- Needs linked to greatest problems -- Characteristics of military and nonmilitary resources used and not used to meet the greatest needs -- Ability of resources to meet greatest needs for greatest problems -- Projected impact of loss of resources -- Outcome indicators : Satisfaction and desire to remain in the military -- Conclusion -- Testing, refining, and assessing the relative value of a prototype instrument
  • Testing the instrument with soldiers, Marines, and spouses -- What we learned -- The average length of time to complete the survey was within our goals -- The problems and needs lists needed additional development -- The most common routes to the survey varied -- All eligible respondents chose to complete the survey online, rather than to call In -- Most participants reported no or few competing requests for research participation -- Participants likely differ demographically from the population, but DoD demographic data on spouses are limited -- Revising the instrument -- Assessing the contribution of the sample survey instrument -- Survey paradigm -- Comparing surveys by determining how well they describe a hypothetical family -- Conclusion -- Implementation challenges -- Challenges to obtaining adequate survey participation -- Access -- Reaching spouses -- Sampling challenges -- Dissemination challenges and the Air Force Climate Survey Model
  • Seven potential contributions of the new methodology -- Information for leaders and decisionmakers -- Unit commanders -- Service providers -- Base commanders -- Military departments and DoD -- Other applications of the framework -- Conclusion -- APPENDIXES -- A.Sample Survey of Service Member and Family Needs -- B.Focus group protocols
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 131 p.
Isbn
9780833058744
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2011035937
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)751249440
  • (OCoLC)ocn751249440
Label
A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families, Laura L. Miller ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "MG-1124-OSD"--P. [4] of cover
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Introduction and study overview -- Background : DoD's policy toward military members and their families over time -- DoD commitment to military families has grown significantly since World War I -- Evidence linking support to military personnel and families to outcomes Is limited -- Understanding family needs is a central feature of today's DoD policy -- Limitations in approaches to learning about service member and family needs lead to a new approach -- Resource allocation data analyses are unable to control for influential factors not captured in the datasets -- Quasi-experimental evaluations of programs -- Surveys of service members and spouses have not placed service member and family needs at the center -- Focus groups and face-to-face interview studies : impractical for large-scale data collection -- A framework for a new approach -- Development of the Service Member and Family Needs Survey -- Concept for a new needs-focused survey instrument
  • Subject matter experts inform framework and survey content -- Drawing on previous research to inform the survey development -- Deployment-related issues -- Predeployment -- Deployment -- Postdeployment family reunification -- Ensuring that the framework, content, and method fits today's families : focus groups with soldiers, Marines, spouses, and support providers -- Brainstorming approach -- Participant-recommended study methods -- Conclusion -- Developing the Service Member and Family Needs Survey Structure -- Problems in the past year -- Needs linked to greatest problems -- Characteristics of military and nonmilitary resources used and not used to meet the greatest needs -- Ability of resources to meet greatest needs for greatest problems -- Projected impact of loss of resources -- Outcome indicators : Satisfaction and desire to remain in the military -- Conclusion -- Testing, refining, and assessing the relative value of a prototype instrument
  • Testing the instrument with soldiers, Marines, and spouses -- What we learned -- The average length of time to complete the survey was within our goals -- The problems and needs lists needed additional development -- The most common routes to the survey varied -- All eligible respondents chose to complete the survey online, rather than to call In -- Most participants reported no or few competing requests for research participation -- Participants likely differ demographically from the population, but DoD demographic data on spouses are limited -- Revising the instrument -- Assessing the contribution of the sample survey instrument -- Survey paradigm -- Comparing surveys by determining how well they describe a hypothetical family -- Conclusion -- Implementation challenges -- Challenges to obtaining adequate survey participation -- Access -- Reaching spouses -- Sampling challenges -- Dissemination challenges and the Air Force Climate Survey Model
  • Seven potential contributions of the new methodology -- Information for leaders and decisionmakers -- Unit commanders -- Service providers -- Base commanders -- Military departments and DoD -- Other applications of the framework -- Conclusion -- APPENDIXES -- A.Sample Survey of Service Member and Family Needs -- B.Focus group protocols
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 131 p.
Isbn
9780833058744
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2011035937
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)751249440
  • (OCoLC)ocn751249440

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