Accession Number : AD0697278

Title :   TRAINING FEEDBACK STUDY OF THE SONAR TECHNICIAN INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONICS COURSE.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Stern,Hervey W. ; Aiken,Edwin G.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The relevance and sufficiency of the sonar technician A-2 course was examined to determine its appropriateness to the follow-on series of C courses. The A-2 course was designed to provide the theoretical background necessary for maintenance training on various sonar and fire control systems at the C level. In order to evaluate the A-2 curriculum, a complete inventory of course objectives was presented to both A-2 and C school instructors for ratings. The ratings were made in terms of instructional goals (A-2 instructors) or required training level upon entrance to a given C school (C school instructors). In general, the theoretical content was found to be adequate, but certain areas were found to have low commonality between C schools. Further knowledge and performance testing of A-2 graduates was then conducted. These tests were based on critical ratings; i.e., those ratings that indicated a very high degree of commonality among all C schools. The students' theoretical knowledge in these key areas was found to be generally superior to that required in the following courses, although a few exceptions were noted. Performance testing indicated an inadequate training level for proper test equipment usage and soldering techniques. Specific course deficiencies are discussed and appropriate changes recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONAR PERSONNEL, NAVAL TRAINING), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, EFFECTIVENESS), REVIEWS, TECHNICIANS, INSTRUCTORS, SONAR EQUIPMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), FEEDBACK, ELECTRONICS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE