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Assessment of Nontechnical Skills

Assessment of Nontechnical Skills The assessment of pilots’ performances and more specifically their nontechnical skillsturns out to be difficult because researchers and practitioners find that inter-rater reliabilitytends to be moderate to low. In this study, we proposed, consistent with field observations, thatassessment is a categorization rather than a measurement issue. Categorization, even though, andespecially when, based on imprecise information and assessments, can be modeled mathematically usingfuzzy logic. We present the structure of the approach and provide an example from a large databaseof pilots providing reasons for their assessments of other pilots’ (simulator) flyingperformances. Considering the implications, we discuss possibilities for using the variations inperformance ratings positively, as a source for learning and resilience building. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000045
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Abstract

The assessment of pilots’ performances and more specifically their nontechnical skillsturns out to be difficult because researchers and practitioners find that inter-rater reliabilitytends to be moderate to low. In this study, we proposed, consistent with field observations, thatassessment is a categorization rather than a measurement issue. Categorization, even though, andespecially when, based on imprecise information and assessments, can be modeled mathematically usingfuzzy logic. We present the structure of the approach and provide an example from a large databaseof pilots providing reasons for their assessments of other pilots’ (simulator) flyingperformances. Considering the implications, we discuss possibilities for using the variations inperformance ratings positively, as a source for learning and resilience building.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Nov 29, 2013

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