Accession Number : ADA018880

Title :   A Comparison of Adaptive and Nonadaptive Training Strategies in the Acquisition of a Physically Complex Psychomotor Skill.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept., Jul 74-Jul 75,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Riedel,James A. ; Abrams,Macy L. ; Post,David

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The relative effectiveness of using adaptive and nonadaptive (fixed) strategies to facilitate acquisition of a physically complex psychomotor skill was investigated. In addition, task and practice difficulty levels were studied. Sixty subjects were each given pre- and posttraining tests and the data were evaluated by analysis of covariance. Results suggest no significant difference between fixed and adaptive techniques for the skill studied. The results are discussed and recommendations made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Psychomotor function, *Training devices, *Naval personnel, Naval training, Arc welding, Adaptive training, Perception(Psychology), Simulation, Statistical analysis, Skills, Scheduling, Feedback, Psychomotor tests, Psychological tests

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE