Accession Number : ADP001322

Title :   Use of CODAP (Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs) System 80 Task Modules in Occupational Analysis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Goodgame,Doug

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The field of occupational analysis benefits from the use of CODAP which is a computerized approach for processing task inventory data. CODAP is an acronym for Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs and produces printouts which job analysts have found invaluable in understanding and interpreting work performed by individuals in a wide range of career fields. The recent development of CODAP System 80 greatly expands the job analysts' ability to process task data. The new features of System 80 overcome certain restrictions and limitations inherent in the older version of CODAP. One restriction limits the number of task modules (duty fields) in a study to 26, and once the task modules are defined and categorized, they can not be changed. CODAP System 80 permits wide flexibility in defining the modules for which tasks are to be grouped. This paper outlines the need to re-examine the process by which we define duty fields for occupational analysis. Traditional methods hinder job analysts' ability to make accurate interpretations of data and cause job analysts to spend work time on unproductive tasks.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, Benefits, Computer applications, Data processing, Inventory, Classification, Jobs, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE