Measuring the meta and cognitive abilities of air defence operators

Adams-White, Jade E., Wheatcroft, Jacqueline M. ORCID: 0000-0001-7212-1598 and Jump, Michael (2017) Measuring the meta and cognitive abilities of air defence operators. In: 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 20/06/2017 - 23/06/2017, Bath.

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Introduction: This study aimed to understand more fully some factors that influence decision confidence and accuracy related to air defence. To investigate the metacognitive abilities of air defence operators a Within-Subjects Confidence-Accuracy (W-S C-A) measure was used. Specifically, therefore, this study investigated the impact of Decision Criticality (DC) and Task Stress (TS) on decision making, measures of confidence, accuracy, and the W-S C-A relation. Personality constructs, workload and situation awareness were also included. Method: Participants were allocated to either a high, moderate or low task stress condition. Each participant then took part in a computer generated air defence scenario where they were required to make various decisions and provide a confidence rating for each of those decisions. Confidence, accuracy and W-S C-A were calculated. Results & Discussion: DC impacted both on decision confidence and accuracy, with low DC increasing confidence in decisions and high DC increasing accuracy in decisions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision making; Command and control; Situation awareness / situation assessment; Military
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04

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