Accession Number : ADA330044

Title :   Performance Assessment Register.


PDF Url : ADA330044

Report Date : AUG 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : Working Group 12 of the AGARD Aerospace Medical Panel was formed at the beginning of 1987 to investigate methods of assessing human performance. The major goal of Working Group 12 is to develop a standardised test battery, satisfying conventional psychometric criteria such as reliability, validity, and sensitivity, for which an extensive data base may be compiled. The intention is not to develop new tests, but to formalise the administrative protocol of tests that are already well-accepted. The data base for each standardised test will serve the following functions: (1) Compare individual scores to test norms: This may be useful, for example, in personnel selection, or in experimental studies in which practical constraints preclude the inclusion of a suitable control group. (2) Investigate the pattern of effects of a particular stressor: The data base will reveal those cognitive functions most susceptible to disruption by a given stressor, and the effects of variation in stressor intensity. (3) Compare different stressor effects on performance of the same set of tests: The development of theory may be facilitated by comparison of stressor effects, currently rendered difficult by test variations. (4) Investigation of the effects of 'incidental' variables: Since it is envisaged that contributions to the data base will include elementary subject and procedural information, it will be possible to investigate the effects of variables, such as age, sex, or time of day, that are not addressed directly by individual studies. Each member of the working group sent a simple questionnaire to researchers in his own country who are active in performance testing. The responses have been collated in the form of the present register which, it is hoped, will facilitate the communication between laboratories necessary for the success of the standardization programme.


Subject Categories : Psychology

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