Decision-making performance in contingency situations is seen as a potentially fruitful area for study of individual differences, although information on the relative roles of experience and cognitive abilities, styles, and strategies are needed in all research areas. Approaches to studying pilot decision-making processes are discussed, with emphasis given to the wrong-model approach in which accident and incident data, or "process tracing" provide experimental computational structures. Analysis of data from a simulator experiment on V/STOL zero-visibility landing performance suggests that the order or ranking of individual pilot's effectiveness varies with particular situations defined by combinations of tracking requirements (e.g., glide slope, localizer) and glide-slope segment, or speed requirements; the data are being further analyzed.

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    • Congress of the Intl Ergonomics Assoc, 6th, and Tech Program of the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 20th, Proceedings, University of Maryland, College Park, July 11-16, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Murphy, M R
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 403-409
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  • Accession Number: 00172789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM