Accession Number : AD0623157

Title :   ACCURACY OF SOURCE DATA HUMAN ERROR IN HAND TRANSCRIPTION.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. for 1 Apr 64-31 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CALIF CENTRAL ENGINEERING LABS

Personal Author(s) : McArthur,Bruce N.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 275

Abstract : An experimental human factors study of human error in hand transcription was performed. The objectives were to determine under laboratory conditions, the effects on transcription accuracy of certain human factors, source, data factors, task factors and environmental conditions. The factors were subject age, sex and occupation, arrangement of codes, and code content and structure, transcription method and form design, and work period duration. The general findings were age and sex are significant factors in hand transcription accuracy, the age factor interacts significantly with code content, the sex and occupation factors interact significantly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ERRORS), (*ERRORS, HUMANS), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), DATA PROCESSING, CHARACTER RECOGNITION, NUMBERS, ITERATIONS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, FACTOR ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE