Accession Number:

AD0736194

Title:

Development of a Taxonomy of Human Performance: Validation Study of Ability Scales for Classifying Human Tasks

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

This report is the second of a series of studies designed to explore the feasibility of an approach to the development of a comprehensive taxonomy of tasks based upon the use of known parameters of human performance for describing and classifying tasks. The first report described the development of human abilities based rating scales and presented data on their reliability. The present report focuses on establishing preliminary estimates of the construct and predictive validity of these scales. The validity data were obtained through judges ratings of a set of 38 tasks on 37 ability rating scales.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE