Procedural Error and Task Interruption
Technical Report,01 Jan 2013,30 Jun 2016
Michigan State University East Lansing United States
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The ability to perform procedures accurately under conditions of task interruption plays a central role in many tasks of interest to the Navy. This research examined the predictive validity of a task-designed by the offerors to study this performance in the laboratory using the large samples required for research on errors and individual differences. Results indicate predictive validity for fluid intelligence and specific forms of work performance, and pilot data suggest that the task can distinguish between cognitive processes that are impaired by sleep deprivation and those that are spared, Results also counterintuitively identify practice as a risk factor for increased rates of procedural error after task interruption.
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