Accession Number : ADA291278

Title :   Development of Performance Evaluation Tests for Environmental Research (PETER): Complex Counting Test.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy, Robert S. ; Bittner, Alvah C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA291278

Report Date : FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This study is the first in a program to develop a battery of Performance Evaluation Tests for Environmental Research (PETER). Nineteen volunteer subjects were tested daily for 3 weeks on a complex task requiring the operator to keep simultaneous track of several things with changing states. Average daily performances are reported as well as reliabilities of three main types: (1) internal consistency of the test; (2) sensitivity-the ability to differentiate subjects, and (3) stability-consistency of measurement over repeated sessions. The results showed that, on this task, learning was accomplished quickly, and performance stayed level for 3 weeks. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, VOLUNTEERS, COUNTING METHODS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, CONSISTENCY, SYNCHRONISM, LEARNING, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE