Accession Number : ADA183460

Title :   Productivity: Effects of Information Feedback on Human Errors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 77-31 Jan 79,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Parsons,H M

PDF Url : ADA183460

Report Date : 31 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report describes a research program exploring the effects of verbal consequators (information feedback or reinforcers/punishers) on human errors in copying, detection, and coding tasks. The program undertook three experimental studies, a study of consequator ratings, and a mapping of consequation variables, but failed to produce evidence of differential effects, though much was learned about the methodology of inducing errors experimentally. The ratings study has implications for job performance. Keywords: Productivity, Information processing, Copying, Detection, Coding, Reinforcemnt, Consequation.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *INFORMATION PROCESSING, CODING, ERRORS, PRODUCTIVITY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, DETECTION, FEEDBACK, JOBS, RATINGS, VARIABLES, MAPPING

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE