FACTORS INFLUENCING THE JUDGMENT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE.
HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF
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Even in the simplest situations the valuation arrived at by different persons judging the same phenomena are significantly influenced by such variables as the range of stimulus values presented, the presence or absence of anchor stimuli, prior exposure to similar or dissimilar stimuli, the time interval between presentation of the stimuli and the recording of the judgment, and so on. One can only speculate at the infinitely greater number of pertinent variables in such complex judgmental situations as clinical classification, determination of political strategy, or assessment of performance at a technical work task. It is with this last category of complex judgments, those dealing with assessments of the performance of a work task, that this research was primarily concerned. The methods of study used, however, may have implications for any kind of complex judgmental process.
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