Accession Number : AD0695459

Title :   RESEARCH IN ELECTRONICS MAINTENANCE AND MAINTAINABILITY, MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING, COMPUTER PERSONNEL SELECTION, AND TECHNICIAN TRAINING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 61-31 Jul 69,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Rigney,Joseph W.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Research was performed in four major areas: maintenance and maintainability of electronic equipment, multidimensional scaling, computer personnel selection, and technician training. Examples of research results were criterion measures for computer programmers and systems analysts, and a job-aid and troubleshooting manual for trouble shooting a transceiver. Other significant contributions were the development of quantitative models of the troubleshooting process, the development of an automated procedure for estimating time costs of serial tasks, the application of multidimensional scaling to identifying psychological variables in understanding electronic circuits and in threat evaluation in CIC, the development of job-task performance tests for maintenance of communications and radar equipment, the specification of training objectives for this equipment, and the development of a program for implementing computer-assisted performance training that generates the interaction with the student from models of the tasks to be learned. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE), (*ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, TRAINING), MAINTAINABILITY, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, COMPUTER PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE