Accession Number:

AD0736193

Title:

Development of a Taxonomy of Human Performance: An Information-Theoretic Approach

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The development and evaluation of systems for describing and classifying tasks which can improve generalization of research results about human performance is essential for organizing, communicating, and implementing these research findings. The present research was undertaken to develop one such system which is based on an information processing model. A theoretical model for task classification, generated as one of several approaches to development of a taxonomy of human performance, is presented. A method for empirical evaluation of the model is described in terms of a two-fold iterative procedure involving computer simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE