ERIC Number: ED102342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Methods for Predicting and Assessing the Impact of Technology on Human Resource Parameters: Report of the Literature. Final Report.
Potter, Norman R.; Dieterly, Duncan L.
The literature review was undertaken to establish the current status of the methodology for forecasting and assessing technology and for quantizing human resource parameters with respect to the impact of incoming technologies. The review of 140 selected documents applicable to the study was undertaken with emphasis on the identification of methods of assessment of the impact on human resource parameters of advances in technology. The review failed to provide a solution to the problem of quantizing human resource parameters with respect to the impact of incoming technologies. However, the use of a normative forecasting technique was strongly supported by the literature. In particular, a relevance tree approach was the technique viewed as amenable to the problem of successive identification of increasingly finer components in an organized, structured manner. The relevance tree procedure known as a Design Option Decision Tree was identified as practical for detailing a system to a level permitting the identification and assessment of human resource components for impact quantification. A six-page bibliography and 17 expanded summaries of documents having major significance are appended. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Advanced Systems Div.; Systems Research Labs., Inc., Dayton, OH.