DEVELOPMENT OF A TAXONOMY OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE: A HEURISTIC MODEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS.
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD
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Many workers in the behavioral sciences and human factors technologies have expressed the need for better classification systems to understand and apply the vast amounts of data acquired about man for the performance of jobs and tasks. Reviews of existing classification systems, reported in previous technical reports in this series, disclosed more expressions of needs for these systems than actual systems in existence. Therefore, as a means for more systematically exploring the issues and options with respect to human performance classification, a heuristic model is presented. With this as a framework the uses of human classification performance systems, their content, and the methods available for their development are each discussed in turn. The report concludes with some recommendations about what the author believes is required if significant progress is to be made in the further development of human performance classification systems. Author