Accession Number : ADA115082

Title :   Individual Differences and Time-Sharing Ability: A Critical Review and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV CHAMPAIGN HUMAN ATTENTION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ackerman,Phillip L ; Schneider,Walter ; Wickens,Christopher D

PDF Url : ADA115082

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Statistical methods employed to test individual differences in dual-task performance and the existence of a general time-sharing ability are reviewed and extensively critiqued. Specifically, both the types of data being collected and the types of procedures used in data analysis have been inadequate to the critical evaluation of a hypothetical 'time-sharing' ability. Serious problems resulting from unsophisticated use of correlational and factor analytic procedures in methodology and analysis are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Performance tests, *Time sharing, Statistical analysis, Methodology

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE