How Old are Your Participants? An Investigation of Age Classifications as Reported in Human Factors

Timothy A. Nichols, Wendy A. Rogers, Arthur D. Fisk, Lacey D. West

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Abstract

An investigation of participant age classification in Human Factors was presented. The participants were classified as older, middle-aged, and youngers, having mean ages of 62.2(4.7) to 82.3(7.1), 40.9 (6.1) to 57.2(5.8), and 18.9(2.7) to 30.1(8.5), respectively. It was found that there were potentials for error variance due to age related differences, introduced by an imprecise participant age range. It was also found that the age classification of a particular group was dependent on the type of study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-261
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 45th Annual Meeting - Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2001Oct 12 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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