Accession Number : ADA181821

Title :   A Statistical Analysis Determining Effective and Efficient Methods of Shipboard Training.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Michealson,Kirk A.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A significant factor affecting the operational readiness of the surface Navy is the training of personnel to operate and maintain shipboard systems and equipment. Even though the importance of training is not disputed, factors such as effectiveness and efficiency must still be considered before selecting a specific method of instructional delivery. This study compared the most common training methods in the surface Navy using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), individual degree of freedom ANOVA, and two sample testing techniques to determine which method were the most effective and efficient. The methods compared were level lectures, video presentations, silent reading, and audio presentations at three different speeds. The analyses showed that audio presentations at normal speed and at 1.25 times normal speed were the most effective and efficient, while the two most common methods of instructional delivery (live lectures and video presentations) were significantly less effective in the majority of the comparisons.

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *NAVAL TRAINING, EFFICIENCY, LECTURES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SHIPBOARD, NAVY, READING, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, DELIVERY, INSTRUCTIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, THESES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, NAVAL PERSONNEL, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, COMPARISON, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, AUDIO TAPES, PILOT STUDIES, FIRE FIGHTING, SHIP FIRES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE