Accession Number : ADA115676
Title : Attribute Requirements for a Simulated Flight Scenario Microcomputer Test.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA
Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Richard H ; Krause,Michele ; Irons,Richard C
Report Date : Jan 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : Eighteen subjects practiced a video game of bombing and air combat maneuvering, Phantoms Fiver, on an APPLE microcomputer for 10 minutes a day for 15 days. The dependent variable was the combined score for number of hits and number of targets. Performance stabilized from Days 8 - 15 with a pooled reliability of .904. Eight reference tests which theoretically measure cognitive, perceptual, quantitative, and motor skills were selected and used as independent variables. Stablized performance on these tests was observed after a period of practice which was predetermined from previous experimentation. Attributes of the Phantoms Five were isolated using a structured job analytic tool (Position Analysis Questionnaire, PAQ). A principal components analysis of the measures that correlated with the dependent variable resulted in a one factor solution explaining 66 percent of the variance.
Descriptors : *Performance tests , *Performance(Human) , *Flight simulation , *Man computer interface , Job analysis , Test methods , Computerized simulation , Microcomputers , Bombing , Aerial warfare , Flight maneuvers , Target acquisition , Skills , Reasoning , Perception , Motor reactions , Scoring
Subject Categories : Psychology
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE