The Effect of Format Variation on Data Entry Speed and Accuracy for the Marine Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to determine if format variation has any affect on speed and accuracy of data entry for the Marine Integrated Fire and Air Support System CMIFASS. Independent variables for the test are message formats, message types, and subjects. Subject learning effects and experimenter differences are controlled by use of a pilot study. Subjects are included as a treatment in order to estimate their effects. The experiment is designed to support both parametric and nonparametric analyses. A 4.5.8 randomized complete block factorial with two replications is used to analyse the effects of format variation. Friedmans Two-Way ANOV by Ranks is used to test subjective rankings of the formats as concerns ease of use and operational suitability.
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