Accession Number : AD0676326

Title :   Development of Performance Evaluative Measures. Personnel Psychophysics: Terminal Threshold and Signal Detection Theoretic Applications to Performance Assessments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,Arthur I. ; Fischl,M. A. ; Pfeiffer,Mark G.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Two separate, but related, studies into the development of advanced techniques for performance and training evaluation are described. In the first study, the application of method of limits procedures to the evaluation of electronic trouble-shooting performance was investigated. The results indicated that the technique produced meaningful results and was sensitive to the level of training/experience of the technician and to different types of thinking. The second study demonstrated that application of variables derived from theory of signal detection possess merit for discriminating between groups at various levels of training/experience, for predicting academic success, and as tools for increasing academic and on-the-job performance ability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOPHYSICS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*NAVAL TRAINING, RELIABILITY), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ELECTRONICS, SIGNALS, DETECTION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PREDICTIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE