AND EVALUATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,993.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3612
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Resource Development
5457 Twin Knoll Rd, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR RICHARD L HORST
(301) 596-5845
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IT IS WELL-RECOGNIZED THAT THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE WAY PWOPLE PERCEIVE WORKLOAD AND IN THE EFFECTIVENESS WITH WHICH THEY CAN DEAL WITH INCREASES IN TASK DEMANDS. FOR SOME PEOPLE, PERFORMANCE DETERIORATES AS TASK DEMANDS INCREASE. OTHER PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR INCREASED TASK DEMANDS BY PUTTING FORTH MORE EFFORT. SUCH INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES WILL CONFOUND THE QUANTIFICATION OF WORKLOAD FOR MAKING T&E DESIGN DECISIONS. THE PRESENT WORK EVALUATES TWO SUBJECTIVE RATING SCALES THAT OFFER INDIDIVUALIZED WORKLOAD METRICS -THE SUBJECTIVE WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE AND THE WEIGHTED BIPOLAR RATING TECHNIQUE. THE SENSITIVITY OF THESE TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED AS TASK DEMANDS ARE MANIPULATED IN A DUALTASK TRACKING PARADIGM. WORKLOAD METRICS BASED ON SUBJECTIVE RATINGS WILL BE VALIDATED AGAINST THOSE BASED ON BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURES.

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