Accession Number : AD0701040

Title :   MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING OF SELECTED HOW-MALFUNCTION CODE CLUSTERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 67-Apr 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Pearson,William H.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : At present there are approximately 230 How-Mal (AFM 66-1) code words used to describe equipment failures occurring in Air Force equipment. Some of these code words are very similar in meaning. Unnecessary time spent by the technician searching through the list of code words for the appropriate code can be avoided if the number of code words is minimized by eliminating or consolidating those which, as used, are redundant. The study corroborates by multi-dimensional scaling methods groups of redundant How-Mal code words previously identified by factor analytic methods.

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE), (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, FAILURE), REPORTS, CODING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FACTOR ANALYSIS, EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE