ERIC Number: ED054310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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The Development of a Human Effectiveness Function Allocation Methodology (HEFAM).
Connelly, Marilee N.; Willis, Joe E.
This report was a part of the Human Effectiveness Function Allocation Methodology (HEFAM) project, which is attempting to develop a workable cost-effectiveness methodology for man-machine function allocation. Researchers reviewed the cost-effectiveness and function allocation literature, and interviewed engineers, data analysts, programers, personnel researchers, and psychologists in the areas of cost-effectiveness, human factors, personnel research, and equipment design. Included in the report are analyses of: (1) the types of mathematical models required, (2) computer storage capacity, (3) five different possible sources of data, and (4) four possible methods of data collection. It was recommended that HEFAM should include future development of the concept of human effectiveness (as opposed to reliability), the data processing system, better data collection methods, computational formulas, and prediction methodology. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.