Accession Number : AD0815861

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL METER READING TRAINER.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Robert G., Jr. ; Ridenour, Richard R.

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Thirty soldiers took part in an evaluation of a proposed meter reading trainer under three condtions of pre-instruction. The following conclusions are drawn from this experiment: (1) There were no differences in the performance of the subjects which could be attributed to the effect of the three different pre-instructional methods used in this study. (2) A statistically significant degree of improvement in performance was observed between the first set of twenty items, constituting one trial, and the repetition of the same twenty items which constituted a second trial. (3) Statistically significant differences were noted between the subjects in terms of the number of items worked correctly. (4) The items presented by the meter reading trainer are heterogenous with regard to difficulty. This difference in difficulty is related to whether the item requires only consideration of parallax, in order for it to be responded to correctly, or whether it also includes interpolation.

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING MACHINES, EFFECTIVENESS), ARMY TRAINING, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, AUTOMATIC, VISUAL PERCEPTION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), READING.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE