Accession Number : AD0711807

Title :   TASK ANALYSIS REDUCTION TECHNIQUE (TART) FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ellis,Robert H.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A Task Analysis Reduction Technique (TART) for collecting human factors information was developed and applied to the anti-submarine warfare tactical data system. TART is a specific procedure for analyzing the man/machine interface which allows the researcher to analyze sequential properties of the man/machine interaction. The technique is based on an analysis of the interface at a task level and uses closed circuit television and video tape recording apparatus. A trial application was performed using four air detector/trackers who were presented a one-hour air scenario in the anti-submarine warfare tactical data system. The results section presents various breakdowns of the TART data and indicate that TART can provide valuable insight into man/machine design and training effectiveness decisions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FACTOR ANALYSIS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, DATA PROCESSING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SIMULATION, NAVAL RESEARCH, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE