A NEW METHOD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TASK CONFLICT MATRICES

Authors
  1. Schuck, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The use of task conflict matrices, in conjunction with task network simulations, to derive information on whether tasks can successfully be performed simultaneously has been hindered by the lack of up to date, consistent matrices. Because information on the methods and theory behind previous matrices is scarce, a new method for deriving task conflict matrices was developed. The paper describes a study which used paired comparison techniques to develop a set of task conflict matrices. Experts were asked to determine whether given pairs of tasks could be successfully performed concurrently. Responses were tabulated and the results were transformed into probabilities of completion. These probabilities give a numberical basis for subsequent allocation of the verbal ratings used for the pairs of tasks in the matrices. This method of matrix development allows users to relate the probabilities of completion of task pairs to the verbal ratings and helps in the calculation of combined ratings for task pairs.
Keywords
TASK CONFLICT
Report Number
DCIEM-91-68 — Conference Proceeding
Date of publication
30 Sep 1991
Number of Pages
5
DSTKIM No
94-03094
CANDIS No
136016
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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