Accession Number : AD0481660

Title :   COLOR NAMES AND RESPONSE CRITERIA FOR THE E56 CHEMICAL DETECTOR KIT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep-Dec 65,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, John W.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A study was done, utilizing medical research volunteers to determine the consistency of color naming between the volunteers and trained chemists. These results were obtained: (1) a single color name is inadequately to convey unequivocal meaning to a group of people, (2) a range of color name responses increases observer agreement, (3) since chemical changes produce variations in color reactions to those changes, a large number of names would be necessary to give sufficient information to enable accurate judgements regarding positive or negative chemical reactions, and (4) the simplest method of providing the most available information about the color criterion would be to print a color continuum or color bar of the ranges to be encountered. This would obviate the necessity of color naming. It would require the matching up of standard color chips with the names obtained by a group of observers comparable to the test group. These chips could then be arranged into an appropriate continuum. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOXIC AGENT ALARMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), COLORS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STANDARDIZATION, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS, CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, SAMPLERS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE