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Development of the Multi-Tasking Ability Test (MTAT)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
61335
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519 Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of the Multi-Tasking Ability Test (MTAT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-04-C-0405
Award Amount: $740,366.00
 

Abstract:

The central goal of research is to develop a commercial test of multi-tasking (MT) ability. The proposed test's utility would be to predict performance in real-world environments that demand high levels of MT activity. In so doing, individuals who are likely to perform well may be selected for employment or assigned to these environments, thereby reducing existing high training costs and attrition that often accompanies MT jobs. The test development stage of the research comprises five tasks, corresponding to five experiments. Each of the five experiments is designed to address a particular research issue whose resolution is called for by current standards for psychological and educational tests. The test validation stage comprises two tasks designed to investigate the construct and criterion validity of the test, respectively, and a third task that will create a commercially viable test.

Principal Investigator:

Susan C. Fischer
Principal Scientist
8059666157
sfischer@anacapasciences.com

Business Contact:

Douglas H. Harris
President
8059666157
dharris@anacapasciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL Santa Barbara, CA 93101

EIN/Tax ID: 952621814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No