ERIC Number: ED086732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Driver Performance Measurement Research. Volume 1.
Forbes, T. W.; And Others
The report develops a method of driver performance measurement. Suitability or unsuitability (potential hazard and interference with other traffic) of driving behavior patterns in changing traffic situations is rated by pairs of carefully trained observer/raters. In 2 studies, new groups with driver education teaching background were trained as observer/raters. Case descriptions and statistical analyses of results indicated that the new observers reached the same high reliability and proficiency as the experienced raters. Minimum training required totaled 6 weeks. The method would be valuable for research on small groups under controlled conditions to improve driver education, driver licensing, and other similar procedures. Volume 2, is a Guide for Observer/Rater Training including detailed course content. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Driver Education, Evaluation, Observation, Performance Tests, Small Group Instruction, Training
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Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Psychology.