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Reading the Languages of Crowds: Crowd Control Across Cultures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67514
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-072-0456
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Reading the Languages of Crowds: Crowd Control Across Cultures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-6549
Award Amount: $745,962.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this Phase II is to develop training in the decision skills needed to control crowds of non-western cultures. In Phase I, military and civilian crowd control experts were interviewed with the Critical Decision Method to uncover crowd control challenges, strategies, and factors, as well as cues for reading crowds of U.S. origin. This provided an initial basis for understanding the decision-making requirements for crowd control and yielded initial results on cultural differences in crowds. The Phase II will build on these results by investigating crowd behavior and crowd control in non-western countries. The empirical results will inform the development of decision making exercises (DMXs) for training decision skills. The exercises will be evaluated in terms of acceptability, usability, and transfer of learning across cultural scenarios.

Principal Investigator:

Winston R. Sieck
Research Associate
9378738166
wsieck@decisionmaking.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Law
Contracts Officer
9378738166
law@decisionmaking.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324

EIN/Tax ID: 311139329
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No