Detecting short periods of elevated workload. A compari­son of nine workload assessment techniques

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Verwey, Willem B. and Veltman, Hans A. (1996) Detecting short periods of elevated workload. A compari­son of nine workload assessment techniques. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied, 2 (3). pp. 270-285. ISSN 1076-898X

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Abstract:The present experiment tested the merits of 9 common workload assessment techniques with relatively short periods of workload in a car-driving task. Twelve participants drove an instrumented car and performed a visually loading task and a mentally loading task for 10, 30, and 60 s. The results show that 10-s periods of visual and mental workload can be measured successfully with subjective ratings and secondary task performance. With respect to longer loading periods (30 and 60 s), steering frequency was found to be sensitive to visual workload, and skin conductance response (SCR) was sensitive to mental workload. The results lead to preliminary guidelines that will help applied researchers to determine which techniques are best suited for assessing visual and mental workload.
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Copyright:© 1996 The American Psychological Society
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/55531
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1076-898X.2.3.270
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