Accession Number : AD0747312

Title :   A Multimethod-Multitrait Validation of a Digital Simulation Model.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,Arthur I. ; Lautman,Martin R. ; Wolf,J. Jay

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : A systematic logic for the validation of digital simulation models is presented and applied to the validation of a previously developed model for simulating the acts and behaviors of intermediate size crews as they perform system operation tasks. The mission simulated was a trust territories reconnaissance by a patrol gunboat (PG) class Navy ship. The results indicated that the validation logic employed (the multimethod-multitrait approach) aided in the identification of both model and criterion error. Identification of both error sources is required if model improvements and revisions are to be implemented. The results of the various analyses, completed on the basis of an initial multimethod-multitrait matrix, indicated support for both the convergent and the discriminant validity of the simulation model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), SIMULATION, MANPOWER, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE