ERIC Number: ED075624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education Task Analysis. Volume II: Task Analysis Methods. Final Report.
McKnight, A. James; Adams, Bert B.
This report is the second in a series of four reports dealing with the development of performance-oriented driver education objectives and a set of measuring devices for evaluating attainment of the objectives. Included are descriptions of the analysis of driver's tasks and the evaluation of behavior criticality. During the analysis process, the total highway transportation system was examined, and over 1,000 behaviorally-relevant system characteristics were identified. These system characteristics were examined to identify the specific behaviors required of the driver, and the resulting behaviors were organized into a task structure, which included the specific driver response and any associated cue. A group of authorities in the area of traffic safety then conducted a criticality evaluation of the behaviors by ranking them according to whether or not they were essential for all new drivers. The results of the task analysis and the criticality evaluation appear in Volume I, which is available as VT 018 252 in this issue. Volume III, which contains the objectives and the evaluation instrument, is available as ED 072 249, while Volume IV, which describes the procedures used to develop the objectives and evaluation instrument, is available as VT 019 910 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.