Human Performance Measures Handbook

Human Performance Measures Handbook

Human Performance Measures Handbook

Human Performance Measures Handbook

Synopsis

Human Performance Measures Handbookwas developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems and helps them seek better, more efficient and effective ways to characterize and measure the human element as part of the system. This book guides the reader through the critical process of selecting the appropriate measures of human performance and workload, and later provides specific examples of such. It begins with an overview of the steps involved in developing a test to measure human performance, workload, and/or situational awareness. This is followed by a definition of human performance and a review of human performance measures. Workload and situational awareness are similarly treated in subsequent chapters.

Excerpt

This human performance measures handbook was developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems. It can also be used to supplement classes at both the undergraduate and graduate courses in ergonomics, experimental psychology, human factors, human performance, measurement, and system test and evaluation. the handbook begins with an overview of the steps involved in developing a test to measure human performance, workload, and/or situational awareness. This is followed by a definition of human performance and a review of human performance measures. Workload and Situational Awareness are similarly treated in subsequent chapters.

Acknowledgments

This book began while I was supporting numerous test and evaluation projects of military and commercial transportation systems. Working with engineers, operators, managers, programmers, and scientists showed a need for both educating them on human performance measurement and providing guidance for selecting the best measures for the test. I thank my team members for their patience and openness. I also thank Dr. Dave Meister who provided great encouragement to me to write this book based on his reading of my "measure of the month" article in the Test and Evaluation Technical Group newsletter. He and Dr. Tom Enderwick also provided a thorough review of the first draft of this book. For these reviews I am truly grateful.

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