ERIC Number: ED174196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Simulated Test of a Decision Theoretic Instructional Strategy.
Knerr, Bruce W.
An experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between similarity of troubleshooting strategies and similarity of sets of utilities (i.e., numeric values representing beneficial troubleshooting outcomes) to assess the justification for using discrepancies between student and expert utilities as a basis for altering the Adaptive Computerized Training System (ACTS); ACTS is a new method developed by the Army Research Institute for providing electronic troubleshooting training. Thirty sets of utilities having specified similarities were generated into ACTS, and the effects of variations in utility similarity on strategy similarity were examined using simulated student and expert routines. A strong positive relationship between utility similarity and strategy similarity was obtained, which is a prerequisite to using discrepancies between student and expert utilities as a basis for adapting training. Because the experimental conditions were somewhat artificial, the strength of the relationship could be expected to be weakened in a "real world" training situation. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979); For a related document, See ED 169 916