Accession Number : AD0641321

Title :   A COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF TEACHING TYPEWRITING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Rulon,Phillip J. ; Brooks,W. Douglas

Report Date : 11 JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The study was undertaken to compare the existing method of teaching typewriting in the Navy with a method proposed by L. Robins. Results are summarized as follows: (1) With regard to net typing speed at the end of the course, the methods produced equally competent typists. However, there is a tendency for the standard Navy method to be slightly superior at all periods tested during the experiment. (2) In terms of gross speed and errors considered simultaneously, the methods produced equally competent typists at the end of the course. However, during the early stages of training, the standard Navy method produces faster but less accurate typists. (3) The group trained by the standard Navy method requires significantly less time than the group trained by the Robins method to reach five words per minute; however, there is no difference between the groups in the time required to reach higher levels of typing speed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, *TYPEWRITERS), TRAINING DEVICES, NAVAL TRAINING, LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ERRORS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE