ERIC Number: ED215221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Early Formation of Training Programs for Cost Effectiveness Analysis.
Jorgensen, C. C.; Hoffer, P. L.
Developed for application in Air Force weapons systems training programs, a research project investigated the methods, procedures, and data available for conducting cost and training effectiveness analyses (CTEA). The primary objective of the project was to develop a user-oriented procedure for early formulation of training programs that can be input into cost and training effectiveness analyses. While the starting point for the CTEA procedure developed is always a task description, the procedure has not been made dependent upon any one participation task format, but instead records task information into a set of descriptive variables. Functions of training programs addressed by the procedure include (1) the stimulus media presenting the training information; (2) the response media accepting the responses made by the student to the stimulus media; (3) the feedback media performing evaluations of student response; and (4) the method within which the media are used. Steps of the CTEA procedure include preparing task descriptions, choosing the task media, describing the functional context of the group task, recording efficiency for each task, selecting the group method, reducing the media set, costing the program, forming efficiency ratios, and normalizing costs for cost/efficiency ratios. (MN)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Data Analysis, Equipment Utilization, Evaluation Methods, Military Air Facilities, Military Training, Models, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Training, Weapons
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Air Force; Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis
Note: Research conducted by the Army Research Institute Field Unit at Fort Bliss, TX.