ERIC Number: ED040846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Determining Training Requirements for Electronic System Maintenance: Development and Test of a New Method of Skill and Knowledge Analysis.
Shriver, Edgar L.
This is the report of a study designed to develop and test methods of deriving, directly from an analysis of the system or its surrogate, an effective and economical set of skills and knowledge for operating and maintaining a weapon system. Two methods for analyzing electronic weapon systems were developed, one method for the operator task and one for the maintenance task. These methods were then used to establish the content of a training program for the operation and maintenance of the M33 Antiaircraft Fire Control System. A 12-week (400 academic hours) experimental training program was administered to a group of students who were matched in background with a group of students from the standard 30-week (1000 academic hours) M33 repairman course sequence. After graduation from their respective courses, 20 students from the experimental group and 17 students from the standard group were tested as rapairmen. They were tested on their ability to energize, adjust, and trouble shoot the individual parts of the M33 system. Both groups of students scored equally well on this performance test. The researchers concluded that considerable training time can be saved, with no loss in performance skill, using a training course based on the methods developed in this research. (LC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.