Accession Number : AD0616877

Title :   TRAINING UNDERSTANDING OF RELATIVE MOTION: II. ANALYSIS OF ERRORS MADE IN SOLVING NAVAL MANEUVERING PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hooprich,Eugene A. ; Braunstein,Daniel N.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : As part of a series of studies concerning training in the solution of naval maneuvering problems, an analysis was made of errors committed by college students while solving change-of-station problems. One approach was a detailed classification of errors made on a final examination; another consisted of five short tests of the separate problem solution steps. Plotting, especially in the context of actual problems, was the major source of errors. There also were a large number of errors related to the use of the logarithmic time, speed, and distance scale. Measuring errors were relatively infrequent. Although the data are not completely consistent, there is an indication that the use of the guide as the reference ship for solving change-of-station problems is less prone to several types of errors than is the use of own ship. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, MANEUVERS), (*MANEUVERS, NAVAL TRAINING), ERRORS, PLOTTING BOARDS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SHIPS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TRAINING, STUDENTS

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