Accession Number : AD0692179

Title :   A PROPOSED SCALE FOR TIME-SPAN MEASUREMENT.

Descriptive Note : Working paper,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HUMAN FACTORS IN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Crossman,E. R. F. W.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A case is briefly developed for rationalizing the metric used in Jaquesian level-of-work, responsibility, and time-span capacity determinations. Based on existing data, reasons are given for adopting a base 2 logarithmic scale of organizational time, referred to 1 minute. It is proposed to measure level-of-work, etc., in logarithmic time units (1.t.u.'s) rather than in the clock and calendar units currently employed. A brief discussion is given of certain extensions of the time-span concept suggested by 1.t.u. scaling. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, TIME), (*TIME, MEASUREMENT), STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE