Accession Number : AD0642115

Title :   PERFORMANCE TASKS FOR OPERATOR-SKILLS RESEARCH,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Pearson,Richard G.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The selection, development, and operation of several tasks for use in skilled-operator-performance research are described. The tasks are intended, collectively, to sample a broad spectrum of abilities required by complex operator systems; individually they vary to the extent with which demands are placed upon attentional, sensory input, decision, and motor processes. A tracking and monitoring task simulates some of the functions associated with pilot skill, while a radar ATC task simulates the en route controller's functions. Other tasks (auditory vigilance, problem solving, mental arithmetic, and choice reaction time) are of a more abstract nature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), JOB ANALYSIS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TRACKING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE