Handbook of Task Analysis Procedures (Hardcover)

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Handbook of Task Analysis Procedures (Hardcover)


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Task Analysis is not only the most important component of Instructional Design but also the most often misconstrued and poorly executed. Starting with this premise these authors have developed a complete reference and instructional text on Task Analysis. The Handbook of Task Analysis Procedures fulfills three distinct purposes. As an overview of the field it presents a comprehensive collection of functions, techniques and tools that can be used in a variety of settings. Thirty-five different procedures are cataloged and described in individual chapters. Providing flowcharts and examples, it is organized to instruct the reader on how to perform these techniques. Finally all chapters have been consistently structed making it an ideal reference book.

Handbook of Task Analysis Procedures is designed to help the reader select a specific task analysis technique for a particular situation. Having done this, the reader can then refer to the appropriate chapter for his chosen technique. This chapter provides a statement of purpose, an overview, and applications. It then presents a step by step description of how to use the procedure. The chapter concludes with examples, an evaluation, and a complete set of references. Designed to be used in education and by trainers in the business sector, this volume is a unique reference book. Part I provides an overview of Task Analysis and describes the variables that affect how task analysis is performed. A decision table and discussion help the reader select specific techniques. The techniques are grouped in Part II, III, and IV according to their functional similarity--learning analysis, job analysis, content analysis. Part V describes information gathering tools. This Handbook is essential for the reader who believes that competent task analysis is a vital part of instructional design.
DAVID H. JONASSEN is professor and chair of instructional technology at the University of Colorado at Denver. He is author/editor of several books, including Instructional Designs for Microcomputer Courseware. WALLACE H. HANNUM is a member of the faculty of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Developing Computer Based Instruction. MARTIN TESSMER is assistant professor of instructional design at the University of Colorado at Denver. He is the author (with David Jonassen) of A Nonprogrammer's Guide to Designing Instruction for Microcomputers.
Product Details ISBN: 9780275926847
ISBN-10: 0275926842
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: June 26th, 1989
Pages: 424
Language: English