Accession Number:

AD0736195

Title:

Development of a Taxonomy of Human Performance: Design of a Systems Task Vocabulary

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Difficulties of developing a viable descriptive taxonomy of human performance are described. The authors previous formulation of a functional approach to task description and analysis is reviewed and a useful format consisting of four major dimensions of description is proposed. The rationale for development of a transactional language for describing and analyzing military tasks and duties is presented together with a new system task vocabulary created according to that rationale. The new approach assumes that the human is an information processor.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE