Accession Number:

AD0754215

Title:

Experiment Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Although the traditional experimental techniques employed by behavioral scientists are considered inadequate for applied studies of humans operating within a man-machine system, researchers have been reluctant to adopt improved methodologies. This reluctance is attributed to inadequate means of evaluating those methodologies in current use and to investigators lack of experience with new methodologies. It is proposed that a computer program which simulates data generated by laboratory experiments can resolve both these problems quickly and economically. The primary purpose of the current paper is to establish that such a model for experiment simulation can be developed. The report outlines the basic characteristics of the simulation model, which assumes the form of a polynomial regression equation. Next it identified and discusses many of the factors that usually operate in human factors engineering experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE