The making of D-SAT: the development and testing of Dynamic Situation Awareness Task

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dc.contributor.author Woller, Margo M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-04T19:17:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-04T19:17:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-04T19:17:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4249
dc.description.abstract Situation Awareness (SA) measurement takes on many forms: subjective, direct, and implicit performance, each with limitations. Subjective measures are based on self and peer reports, which allow biases to enter the measurement. Direct measures, such as SA Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT), interrupt SA in order to probe the participants’ SA level using questions. Implicit performance measures are based on participants’ ability to complete SA tasks, which must be created for each domain. A new approach, Dynamic – SA Task (D-SAT), was developed using a microworld wildfire fighting simulation, Networked Fire Chief (NFC). D-SAT is an implicit performance measure that can be adapted to multiple domains, for example inattentional blindness. Scenarios were developed during study one by tracking participant performance and scenario situations. Study two used the scenarios developed during study one to test D-SAT’s ability to evaluate SA by comparing D-SAT performance to an established SA performance measure, situation awareness global assessment technique (SAGAT). While the manipulation used to create had an effect on D-SAT performance, it was not associated with the established SA performance measure. However, a signal detection theory (SDT) analysis showed additional promise for D-SAT being a useful SA measure. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Situation awareness en_US
dc.subject Signal detection theory en_US
dc.subject Dynamic situation awareness task en_US
dc.subject Situation awareness global assessment technique en_US
dc.subject Networked fire chief en_US
dc.subject Microworld simulation en_US
dc.title The making of D-SAT: the development and testing of Dynamic Situation Awareness Task en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor James C. Shanteau en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology, Cognitive (0633) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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