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ERIC Number: ED012973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 1
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RESPONSE TIMES IN DECISION-MAKING TASKS.
DAGLE, EVERETT F.; AND OTHERS
THE HUMAN OPERATOR AFFECTS TOTAL PERFORMANCE OF SEMI-AUTOMATED SYSTEMS, BUT LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT HIS SOURCES OF ERROR, PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO RESPONSE TIME. UNDER CONTROLLED LABORATORY CONDITIONS, 37 FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE GIRLS ATTENDING JUNIOR COLLEGE WERE ASKED TO GUESS A SERIES OF RANDOM NUMBERS GENERATED BY AN ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM CALLED VERITAC, WHICH MEASURES ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN STIMULUS PRESENTATION AND DECISION. IN A SERIES OF 10 TESTS OF 100 TRIALS EACH OVER A SIX-MONTH PERIOD (500 MADE WITHOUT AN OBSERVER PRESENT AND 500 MADE WITH AN OBSERVER PRESENT), ALL RESPONSE TIMES WERE RECORDED FOR EACH STUDENT'S SET OF 1000 DECISIONS. INDIVIDUAL MEAN RESPONSE TIMES VARIED WIDELY, SUGGESTING THAT BY USING DATA OBTAINED BY THE VERITAC METHOD, HUMANS COULD BE ASSIGNED LOGICAL FUNCTIONS IN CONTROL SYSTEMS ACCORDING TO THE DECISIONMAKING TIMES CONSIDERED MOST DESIRABLE IN THEIR PERFORMANCE. THE RESULT WOULD BE MAXIMUM OUTPUT FOR ANY GIVEN SYSTEM AND GREATER OVERALL EFFICIENCY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS AD 650 908 FOR $3.00 HC, $0.65 MF, FROM CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, CAMERON STATION, SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA 22314. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Cambridge Research Labs., L.G. Hanscom Field, MA.
Identifiers: BEDFORD