Accession Number : AD0656893

Title :   AN EXPERIMENT IN BASIC AIRBORNE ELECTRONICS TRAINING. PART III. EFFECT OF REDUCTION IN PREVIOUS TRAINING UPON ABILITY TO LEARN OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF NAVY TRAINING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Longo,Alexander A. ; Mayo,G. Douglas

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A longitudinal study was made pertaining to whether training time can be reduced in basic airborne radar technician training through judicious revision of the course. The study compared the relative performance of two matched groups of 29 men each on the basis of their ability to learn a representative item of operational equipment for which the Aviation Electronics Technician (Radar and Radar Navigation System) is responsible. The results indicated that, despite the reduction of the original course from 30 weeks to 22 weeks, graduates of the revised course achieved the objectives of the representative equipment course as well as did graduates of the longer course. Based upon this information in conjunction with the information provided by the two previous reports and certain logical considerations, basic airborne radar technician training was reduced from 30 weeks to 25 weeks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONICS, *MILITARY TRAINING), AIRBORNE, LEARNING, ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, TIME STUDIES, RADAR OPERATORS, AVIATION PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE