ERIC Number: ED173659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Typewriting: Retention and Relearning.
Hagman, Joseph D.
Retention and relearning of straight-copy typewriting skill among thirty-eight administrative specialists, 71L Military Occupational Speciality, were examined after the no-practice retention interval between Advanced Individual Training (AIT) graduation and unit duty. Over this interval, average typing speed decreased and errors increased. As a result, net typing proficiency fell below the minimum AIT graduation standard. After retention testing, twenty-five minutes of typing practice reinstated a significant amount of lost typing speed and net proficiency. It was concluded that brief refresher training is sufficient for administrative specialists to regain straight-copy typing skill. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Army; United States