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dc.contributor.advisorPoock, Gary K.
dc.contributor.authorRedelman, Roger Lee
dc.dateSeptember 1970
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T22:54:39Z
dc.date.available2012-11-01T22:54:39Z
dc.date.issued1970-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/14969
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis study reports an investigation to determine the effect of direction of movement on the information capacity of discrete motor responses. Reaction times and movement times were measured for thirty right-handed sixth grade students completing discrete motor tasks in response to a visual stimulus. Times for seven different directions over three indexes of difficulty were compared. Results showed that direction had no significant effect on reaction times. Results reconfirmed the findings of previous studies that movement time is a linear function of index of difficulty. In addition, the results showed that direction does have a significant effect on the movement times of discrete motor responses. A multiple linear regression formula: Movement time = -30.32+1-.03 (Index of Difficulty) -3.27 (cosine of the angle of movement); was developed which might be used to predict movement times.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/effectofdirectio00rede
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighteden_US
dc.titleThe effect of direction of movement on information capacity of discrete motor responses for sixth grade studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Analysis
dc.subject.authorInformation capacityen_US
dc.subject.authorReaction timeen_US
dc.subject.authorMovement timeen_US
dc.subject.authorIndex of difficultyen_US
dc.subject.authorMotor responsesen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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