A Digital Simulation Model of Message Handling in the Tactical Operations System. III. Further Extensions of the Model for Increased Interaction
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Prior reports of the series have described the logic and implementation of a digital simulation model for simulating the acts and behaviors of the crew members in the Tactical Operations System TOS. The first report Siegel et al., 1973a presented a description of the stochastic model and the results of initial sensitivity testing and verification. The second report Seigel et al., 1973b described extensions of the original model to allow interactivity of the digital computer based model with on line subjects and with an experimenter. The present report describes further extensions which increase its fidelity and utility. The first extension will allow the experimenter to describe the subjects actions not only by recording task related behaviors, but also by identifying and recording up to nine task related actions classified as different types of interruptions. These interruptions are not only identified but are also timed. Task element completion is also indentified and recorded by the experimenter. These model extensions result in one additional step towards the fidelity of simulation based on accurate task analytic data as discussed by Baker 1970b.
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