Accession Number : AD0714558

Title :   Skilled Performance. Part I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 56-31 Mar 59,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Fitts,Paul M. ; Bahrick,Harry P. ; Noble,Merrill E. ; Briggs,George E.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 243

Abstract : The report undertakes to analyze the nature of skilled performance and to develop a theoretical basis for the understanding of man's performance capacities. The first section of the report develops a framework for the experimental study of skilled performance. It deals with the taxonomy of tasks, with the measurement of human performance, and with several mathematical and physical models that are useful in guiding research and in theoretical organization of the empirical data from investigations of skill processes. The second section reviews systematically the empirical data from researches on skilled performance, with emphasis on studies that have dealt with the effects of task variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ANALYSIS), (*BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), MEASUREMENT, REVIEWS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, CYBERNETICS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INFORMATION THEORY, FEEDBACK, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE