ERIC Number: ED174660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Assessment of Three Methods of Collecting Training Feedback Information. TAEG Report No. 64. Final Report.
Hall, Eugene R.; And Others
Three methods of obtaining training feedback data from recent Atlanta Fleet technician school graduates and their fleet supervisors were compared: (1) a mailout questionnaire; (2) a structured interview; and (3) a job knowledge test. The results demonstrated that the questionnaire and structured interview procedure produced equivalent rating scale data concerning adequacy of training, frequency of task performance, and supervisors' assessments of graduate proficiency. Ratings of training adequacy and frequency of task performance obtained from school graduates were equivalent to those obtained from graduates' supervisors. In the short run, questionnaires were least expensive for data collection, and job knowledge tests were the most expensive. Over the long term, with larger populations of graduates, job knowledge tests became less expensive while structured interview costs remained high. Selection of methods for data collection must also consider the specific information needs to be met, plus the relative power of each method for producing the needed information. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.
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