Accession Number : AD0723057

Title :   Task Analysis - An Information Processing Approach.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Merrill,Paul F.

Report Date : 15 APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Several concepts and techniques used to design computer simulation of human performance were used in developing an information processing approach to task analysis. This new approach was compared and contrasted with Gagne's hierarchical task analysis model. Neither hierarchical nor information processing analysis would be sufficient for all types of tasks. A hierarchical analysis would be appropriate where lower ordered skills generate positive transfer to higher level skills, while an information processing analysis would be utilized where the output of one task subskill or operation is required as input for a succeeding operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, LEARNING), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE