Accession Number : ADA259665


Title :   Research Methods


Descriptive Note : Book chapter


Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Snyder, Harry L ; Trejo, Leonard J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259665.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : This chapter surveys the major research methods and techniques used in the study of color and its effects on human perception and performance. Although a great many research methods have been devised to obtain quantitative data on human vision, only a small subset of those methods are directly pertinent and useful in the study of color sensitivity and the effects of color. The more pertinent research methods can be generally classified into psychophysical, physiological, and behavioral methods. Psychophysical methods are those which measure perceptual capabilities of observers and relate the perceptual (psychological) processes to physical dimensions of the stimulus. Psychophysical methods include those that determine the magnitude of sensation attributed to the stimulus. Physiological methods include both central nervous system as well as sensory electrophysiological recordings. Behavioral methods are those which assess the performance capabilities of the observer in performing a task related to the visual stimulus, rather than attempting to measure the perceptual process alone.


Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *HUMANS , *VISUAL PERCEPTION , *COLORS , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , REPRINTS , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , DISCRIMINATION , PSYCHOPHYSICS , COLOR CODING , ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , STIMULI , VISION , LITERATURE SURVEYS , REACTION TIME , SENSITIVITY , RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE