This book was developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems. The book begins with an overview of the steps involved in developing a test to measure human performance. This is followed by a definition of human performance and a review of human performance measures. Another section defines situational awareness with reviews of situational awareness measures. For both the performance and situational awareness sections, each measure is described, along with its strengths and limitations, data requirements, threshold values, and sources of further information. To make this reference easier to use, extensive author and subject indices are provided.


  • Provides a short engineering tutorial on experimental design
  • Offers readily accessible information on human performance and situational awareness (SA) measures
  • Presents general description of the measure
  • Covers data collection, reduction, and analysis requirements
  • Details the strengths and limitations or restrictions of each measure, including proprietary rights or restrictions

chapter Chapter 1|12 pages


chapter Chapter 2|122 pages

Human Performance

chapter Chapter 3|40 pages

Measures of Situational Awareness