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The Resource Strategically aligned family research : supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking, Carra S. Sims, Anny Wong, Sarah H. Bana, John D. Winkler

Strategically aligned family research : supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking, Carra S. Sims, Anny Wong, Sarah H. Bana, John D. Winkler

Label
Strategically aligned family research : supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking
Title
Strategically aligned family research
Title remainder
supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking
Statement of responsibility
Carra S. Sims, Anny Wong, Sarah H. Bana, John D. Winkler
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Army spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on soldier and family support or quality of life (QOL) programs intended to ease the stress of military life and thereby enhance well-being, improve readiness, and sustain recruiting and retention. However, research in support of these programs to determine needs, access, and effectiveness is fragmented, duplicative, and at times lacking in quality or depth of analysis. The Army leadership wants to develop a research agenda to inform the Army of the QOL needs of soldiers and families, help gauge the success of programs, improve coordination of research efforts, and determine how best to allocate resources to achieve its objectives. This analysis concludes that the Army currently lacks a clear awareness of relevant research on soldier and family QOL, and it also lacks the institutional mechanisms and resources to systematically collect and synthesize data and analysis to inform decisionmaking. Furthermore, both domain-specific research and a broader, more holistic understanding of QOL-to put domain-specific research in context-are critical. As a first step, we recommend that the Army develop an explicitly agreed-upon lexicon, outcomes, and metrics to identify and develop relevant research to inform intra- and interorganizational discussions and decisionmaking on QOL. The Army should also consider adopting a comprehensive approach to needs assessment to develop a holistic picture of support service gaps and their relative importance to well-being
Dewey number
355.120973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sims, Carra S.,
  • Wong, Anny
  • Bana, Sarah H.,
  • Winkler, John D.
  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families of military personnel
  • Families of military personnel
  • Quality of life
  • Social indicators
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
Label
Strategically aligned family research : supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking, Carra S. Sims, Anny Wong, Sarah H. Bana, John D. Winkler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
  • "This project was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Manpower and Training Program"--Preface
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-68)
Contents
Introduction -- Linking Army Strategic Goals and QOL -- Meeting User Needs and Systemic Challenges -- Aligning Research to Improve Decisionmaking -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: List of Organizations Interviewed -- Appendix B: Protocol for Semi-Structured Discussions with Army and OSD Officials -- Appendix C: Sample Army and OSD Research -- Appendix D: Protocol for Semi-Structured Discussions with Non-DoD Respondents -- Appendix E: Some Definitions of Research from Federal Regulations -- Appendix F: Major Reference Research Roadmaps
Control code
ocn852849414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 68 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833081148
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852849414
Label
Strategically aligned family research : supporting soldier and family quality of life research for policy decisionmaking, Carra S. Sims, Anny Wong, Sarah H. Bana, John D. Winkler
Publication
Note
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
  • "This project was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Manpower and Training Program"--Preface
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-68)
Contents
Introduction -- Linking Army Strategic Goals and QOL -- Meeting User Needs and Systemic Challenges -- Aligning Research to Improve Decisionmaking -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: List of Organizations Interviewed -- Appendix B: Protocol for Semi-Structured Discussions with Army and OSD Officials -- Appendix C: Sample Army and OSD Research -- Appendix D: Protocol for Semi-Structured Discussions with Non-DoD Respondents -- Appendix E: Some Definitions of Research from Federal Regulations -- Appendix F: Major Reference Research Roadmaps
Control code
ocn852849414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 68 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833081148
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852849414

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