ERIC Number: ED039407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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The Effects of Adaptive Stepping Criterion on Tracking Performance: A Preliminary Investigation.
Bancroft, Norris R.; Duva, James S.
The study constitutes a preliminary investigation of several important factors in the design and implementation of adaptive training research. The effects of using various adaptive stepping criteria upon performance were studied. Comparison of adaptive and nonadaptive training techniques were also made. The tested hypotheses were that: (1) there is an 'optimum' adaptive stepping criterion for any given task of learning; (2) adaptive training produces superior training than does nonadaptive training. Findings supported both hypotheses, although results were not demonstrated to meet conventional levels of statistical significance. Recommendations for a followup study were made on the basis of the findings. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Educational Technology, Military Training, Research, Standards, Systems Approach, Task Analysis, Task Performance, Technical Mathematics, Tracking, Training Methods
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-698-792, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL.