Accession Number:

AD0736192

Title:

Development of a Taxonomy of Human Performance: Evaluation of a Task Classification System for Generalizing Research Findings from a Data Base

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The paper reports on a research effort to assess the feasibility of constructing a data base for improving generalization of reasearch results about human performance. A criterion measure task classification system was applied to a portion of the existing literature on learning and environmental variables. Optimum distribution of practice and knowledge of results were the two learning variables investigated. The environmental factor investigated was the effects of different noise intensities. It was shown that for certain variables and certain task conditions the categorization system was effective in predicting human performance across a variety of tasks. Implications for developing a data base are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE