Accession Number:

ADA014335

Title:

A Procedure for Quantification of Technological Changes on Human Resources.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

A long standing research objective of the human factors psychologist has been the capability to predict the human resource requirements of new equipment. An even more intriguing problem is the prediction of human resource requirements based on the introduction of new technology. The purpose of this study was to locate and apply an existing method, or to develop a new procedure for quantifying the effects of incoming technology. A procedure integrating the Design Option Decision Tree DODT with a modificaton of the method of summated ratings was developed to permit quantification of specific human resource components at each of the design options represented in the DODT. Using judgmental data collected from an Air Force operational unit, the method developed under this study effort was evaluated. It was concluded that quantifying human resource components associated with hardware design options by means of a technique incorporating a DODT and a modification of the method of summated ratings was a feasible approach and could provide one methodological procedure for measuring the effects of advances in technology on human resources. See also AD-A014 332 and AD-A014 333.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE