Accession Number : AD0650850

Title :   STUDY OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 26 Jun 64-24 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tallmadge,G. Kasten ; Shearer,James W.

Report Date : 16 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The aim of this project was to determine whether training effectiveness could be increased by employing training methods which differed as a function of trainee characteristics. A study was designed involving a control and two experimental training methods and 16 measures of trainee aptitudes and interests. The experimental training methods were designed to reflect Gagne's (1965) Type 3 (chaining) and Type 7 (Principle Learning) theoretical constructs. Large achievement differences resulted from the three training methods. No interactions between training methods and learner characteristics were found, however, either with single aptitude measures, with combined measures, or by means of covariance analysis. It was concluded that these negative findings resulted from the existence of interactions between subject matter content and training methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, EFFECTIVENESS), LEARNING, MILITARY TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, APTITUDE TESTS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE