ERIC Number: ED114628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Computerized Task Inventory System for Providing Curriculum Content. [Carpentry]. Final Report.
Hill, Clair S.
The pilot study was designed to develop a system for analyzing and providing task inventories for carpentry curriculum development. An initial task inventory of 174 statements was constructed from available published sources, including only those tasks thought to be performed by incumbent workers in residential carpentry in Arizona. The tasks were grouped into the following duty categories: preparing for the job, forming for concrete, framing floors, framing walls, framing a roof, roofing, applying insulation, finishing exterior, finishing interior, and completing special operations. The task statements were assigned to the duty categories sequentially, as they are normally performed on the job. A random sample of 21 members of a carpenters union responded to the personally administered inventory by checking the tasks that each performed and by rating these tasks on a seven point relative time spent scale. The tabulated results list the task statements in descending order of performance frequency and also show ratings of percentage time spent revealing that a variety of tasks were normally performed by the workers. Recommendations to further validate the results are stated. The carpentry task inventory form is appended. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility