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ERIC Number: ED033295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 79
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Development of a Taxonomy of Human Performance: A Review of Descriptive Schemes for Human Task Behavior.
Farina, Alfred J., Jr.
The report reviews a number of schemes designed to describe the human behaviors occurring during task performance. The purpose of the review is to assess whether such schemes will be useful in classifying tasks per se. Included in the review are schemes which employ such conceptual units as functions, abilities, and overt behaviors. In general, the available schemes are hampered by one or more of several factors: imprecise terms; little measurement capability; or a lack of development of the scheme to a point where it may be readily applied to real-world tasks. The logic of describing tasks in behavioral terms is examined with a final conclusion being reached that tasks per se are more appropriately described in terms of non-behavioral task characteristics. (author/nl)
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