Accession Number : ADA019318

Title :   A Source of Bias in Human Engineering Research,

Corporate Author : ROYAL NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Poulton,E. C.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In a within subject experimental design, each person receives a number of conditions in a balanced or random order. The design produces asymmetrical transfer and range effects. Yet practically all human engineering recommendations are based upon the results of experiments which use this kind of design. The recommendations need to be checked, using separate groups of people for each experimental condition.

Descriptors :   *Human factors engineering, *Bias, Experimental design, Great Britain, Optimization, Test methods, Transfer of training, Personnel

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE