Accession Number:

AD0609112

Title:

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON PERFORMANCE IN ARMY MONITOR SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Activities were designed to meet two related research requirements 1 to develop general principles and techniques leading to work methods through which to improve the performance of monitoring functions in a variety of Army jobs and 2 to improve performance of information monitoring personnel within the U. S. Army Security Agency. As the concept of the problem broadened, the objectives of identifying and evaluating those factors tending to raise or lower the level of monitor performance were added. The current program is one of applied research based on simulation of relevant aspects of monitor jobs in a laboratory setting and is organized about three major areas--the nature of monitoring behavior, determinants of monitor performance, and correlates of monitor performance. Laboratory experimentation is conducted in which the effects on performance of factors associated with signal, task, environment, and the individual are studied in various combinations. The vigilance laboratory completed late in FY 1964, houses an electronic simulator through which the relevant features of monitor jobs can be systematically varied. The present report reviews the highlights of five studies conducted by the Task. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE