Accession Number:

AD0604949

Title:

THE BACKGROUND AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY STUDIES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1955-09-21

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The effective operation of complex man-machine systems was researched. In its laboratory studies of complete organizations the Systems Research Laboratory used a full-scale model of an air-defense direction center. One major result of this study was the development of techniques for using group learning in greatly improving system performance. In addition to a theoretical approach that can be used by other scientists, the results of this study have many implications for system design, especially in personnel selection and training and in human engineering.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE