Accession Number : ADA137897

Title :   A Preliminary Assessment of Observer Expectations in Target Detection Tasks,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Woodruff,C J ; Webb,G S M

PDF Url : ADA137897

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The determination of soldiers' expectations as to what target features would cause detection of stationary M113 vehicles was examined. Results show that a scenario procedure is appropriate. A factor analysis of the expectations scales isolated four factors underlying the communality of these scales; however there is considerable unique variance associated with each scale. The interpretation of these factors is discussed, and modifications to the scenario scales for future use are outlined. Results of an attempt to collect data on actual causes of detection during a live exercise show that such data cannot be effectively gathered under these conditions.

Descriptors :   *Target detection, Performance(Human), Predictions, Military personnel, Military Forces(Foreign), Factor analysis, Questionnaires, Statistical data, Correlation, Coefficients, Australia

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE