A PROCEDURAL GUIDE TO OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE ANALYSIS IN PERSONNEL RESEARCH.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CA
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This report is intended to provide investigators and planners who construct and use Operational Sequence Diagrams OSD with useful background information, resource material, and procedural guidance. The OSD proved to be an effective tool of analysis in the development of Navy man-machine systems. The many different approaches, formats, and styles which have emerged have caused both analysts and those who use their product some difficulty in understanding and utilizing OSDs. It appears that operational sequence analysis has not yet been fully exploited in the field of personnel research. Certain standardization of analytic procedure, format, and symbology is suggested in the interest of enhancing the utility of the product. It is not intended that such standardization limit the further development of operational sequence analysis as a personnel research procedure. The guidance in this report should aid Navy personnel planners in satisfying documentation requirements of cognizant divisions in each stage of system development. Reference to this guide should aid each user of OSDs to fully exploit the value of their content. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems