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Performance Evaluation Tests for Environmental Research (PETER): evaluation of 114 measuresThe goal of the Performance Evaluation Tests for Environmental Research (PETER) Program was to identify a set of measures of human capabilities for use in the study of environmental and other time-course effects. 114 measures studied in the PETER Program were evaluated and categorized into four groups based upon task stability and task definition. The Recommended category contained 30 measures that clearly obtained total stabilization and had an acceptable level of reliability efficiency. The Acceptable-But-Redundant category contained 15 measures. The 37 measures in the Marginal category, which included an inordinate number of slope and other derived measures, usually had desirable features which were outweighed by faults. The 32 measures in the Unacceptable category had either differential instability or weak reliability efficiency. It is our opinion that the 30 measures in the Recommended category should be given first consideration for environmental research applications. Further, it is recommended that information pertaining to preexperimental practice requirements and stabilized reliabilities should be utilized in repeated-measures environmental studies.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Bittner, A. C. Jr
(Inc. Willow Grove, PA 19090, United States)
Carter, R. C.
Kennedy, R. S.
Harbeson, M. M.
Krause, M.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Perceptual and motor skills
Volume: 63
ISSN: 0031-5125
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: N6133981C0-105
Distribution Limits
NASA Program Space Medicine
NASA Discipline Number 12-50
Non-NASA Center
NASA Discipline Neuroscience
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