Accession Number : AD0710688

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF ABILITY REQUIREMENTS IN COMPLEX TRACKING BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Parker,James F. , Jr. ; Shanahan,William P.

Report Date : MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to examine a complex tracking task and, within a specific conceptual framework, to hypothesize a set of basic abilities which might be more effective in accounting for individual differences in tracking performance, and thus make possible a more comprehensive description of operator performance in the tracking situation. Eight abilities are defined and described in this analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING, *BEHAVIOR), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), EFFECTIVENESS), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, CONTROL PANELS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, VISUAL ACUITY, ANALOG SYSTEMS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, ATTENTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), NAVAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE