ON SITE SIMULATION OF SOURCE DATA GENERATION.
Technical rept. 14 Jun 65-1 Jul 66,
FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CALIF CENTRAL ENGINEERING LABS
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An onsite study of source data generation by operational personnel in a simulated operational environment was performed. The purposes were to measure source data error levels, determine the effects of performance feedback, goal-setting, special type font and special handprinting instructions, on source data accuracy, and develop effective criteria for personnel selection and assignment. Criteria tested for potential in personnel selection and assignment included standard and specially designed clerical aptitude tests, general intelligence tests, a nonprojective personality test, a vocational interest blank, Civil Service supervisory tests, visual acuity scores, and other human factors. A representative sample of personnel involved in source data generation on-the-job was comprised of 15 women and 33 men. Operational simulation experiments employed typical source data materials. For a reading and legibility study, computer-generated synthetic codes were used. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations