task analysis


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

task analysis

Ergonomics A systematic breakdown of a task into its elements, specifically including a detailed task description of both manual and mental activities, task and element durations, task frequency, task allocation, task complexity, environmental conditions, necessary clothing and equipment, and any other unique factors involved in or required for one or more humans to perform a given task

task analysis

The process of dividing up an activity into components for the purposes of delineating the specific abilities needed to perform that activity. Purposeful activities require various levels of cognitive, perceptual (e.g., vision, proprioception), musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular abilities. Through understanding the abilities necessary for a specific task, practitioners are better able to develop a rehabilitation program for patients who cannot do it for themselves.
References in periodicals archive ?
Week Modification introduced Number of steps in the task analysis completed independently after instruction 1 Contrasting strips of 11 car liner were added to the sides of the Home button 2 13 3 A three-inch binder and a 15 nonskid mat were placed under the iPad2 to stabilize Ariel's arm and hand 4 - 15 6 (a) The Home button was reintroduced 16 as the Special button 7 - 16 Week Key new skills demonstrated Number of times the iPad2 was used other than for instruction when it was handed to Ariel 1 Identify the movie icon and 2 select a movie 2 Identify and use all 2 necessary icons to initiate choices of activities.
Hoffman and Militello (2008) define cognitive task analysis (CTA) as "the determination of the cognitive skills, strategies and the knowledge required to perform tasks" (p.
Although the Early Science Curriculum contained fully scripted lessons and task analyses for each lesson, the participating teacher had extensive experience using systematic instruction and requested teaching from the task analysis that was the foundation for these scripts.
Examples of task analysis in the technical skills literature include its use to teach central vein catheter insertion (32), surgical decision-making in flexor tendon repair (33) and colonoscopy (34).
The procedures for the graphing task analysis condition were exactly the same as those described in baseline with one exception.
Because of setting differences, slight changes were made in the task analysis to adjust to conditions of specific settings.
Task analysis is a system of evaluating the variables within a person, activity, and environment which may enhance or inhibit actual performance (Watson, 1997).
Programmatic incentives such as follow-along counseling, onsite training, transportation, task analysis, pretraining, vocational assessment, and specific skills training enhance the "marketability" of each client (Vandergoot & Wenzel, 1990).
One method that is beneficial in assessing an applicant's potential for developing a task analysis is to give the applicant a dollar bill and ask them to go to a nearby store or fast food restaurant to purchase a particular item.
One of the most popular methods for studying a job or position is the task analysis.
In July, GP completed the job and task analysis portion of the project, which included analyzing the System Operators' training needs and defining the required training objectives and curriculum.
skill task analysis, link to instructional modules) for I-CONNECT PLUS; (4) conducting initial pilot trial of the entire I-CONNECT PLUS program; and (5) assessing the feasibility of I-CONNECT PLUS program.