ERIC Number: ED024883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Studies on Training Ground Observers to Estimate Range to Aerial Targets.
McCluskey, Michael R.; And Others
Six pilot studies were conducted to determine the effects of training on range estimation performance for aerial targets, and to identify some of the relevant variables. Observers were trained to estimate ranges of 350, 400, 800, 1,500, or 2,500 meters. Several variations of range estimation training methods were used, including immediate knowledge of results after making an estimation, "paired associate" presentation of observed aircraft position with actual range information, and the use of an obstructing object as a range estimation aid. Two variables that tended to influence performance were aircraft elevation and incoming-outgoing directions of flight. (The document includes 27 references and 34 tables and figures.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Enlisted Personnel, Feedback, Military Training, Pretests Posttests, Psychomotor Skills, Research, Simulation, Task Performance, Training Methods
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.