Situation Awareness Measurement

The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed guide on how to successfully measure situation awareness (SA) in laboratories and simulations, as well as many applied settings. Following an overview of the pros and cons of different measurement approaches, it includes step-by-step instructions for implementing the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT). Details on creating good SAGAT queries for your domain are provided, plus an easy-to-use database of existing queries that have been developed for many common areas of interest, such as aviation, driving, power systems, military, and health care. The book answers many frequently asked questions about SA measurement. It provides a detailed example of applying SAGAT to an air traffi c control study, as well as studies to measure shared situation awareness and team situation awareness in a military setting.

The book is appropriate for students, researchers, and professionals in any fi eld who want to assess the SA of people involved in making dynamic decisions in complex situations. The examples illustrate key ideas and make the information relatable, no matter your field of application.

About the Author

Mica R. Endsley is president of SA Technologies and the former chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force. Endsley is a recognized world leader in the design, development, and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness and decision-making and the integration of humans and automation. She received a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California. She has held the positions of visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and associate professor of industrial engineering at Texas Tech University. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the 
Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, has authored more than 200 scientific articles, and is the coauthor of Analysis and Measurement of Situation Awareness and Designing for Situation Awareness. Endsley is a Fellow and past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society