FURTHER RESEARCH WITH ADAPTIVE TASKS.
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV
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The report consists of a review of project activities and three technical papers. The Measurement of Tracking Proficiency reviews in depth the problem of assessing tracking proficiency, and presents 17 equations used for the purpose. The advantages of adaptive techniques are presented in the context of other available methods for measuring tracking performance. Frequency Adaptive Tracking describes the development and two applications of a system for adjusting all the frequencies in a forcing function simultaneously. Human operator data and a special preview display using the system are presented. Research Applications of Adaptive Tasks show how adaptive techniques can be used in research to establish new dependent variables for study. Equations and example data for tracking and for tasks discontinuous in time are presented. Author