ERIC Number: ED087471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Adaptation of Advanced Measurement and Evaluation Techniques For Utilization in Air Force Technical Training Systems. Final Report.
Siegel, Arthur I.; And Others
Research explored methods of providing a coherent framework for the Instructional Systems Development (ISD) model which would promote better system evaluation, internal communications and student testing. Lists of critical tasks for two Air Force specialties were compiled and multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis employed to derive their respective job dimensions. A series of advanced measurement techniques was constructed on the basis of the job dimensions and then administered to groups of students. Results showed that: 1) multidimensional scaling analysis provided a useful framework for ISD models; 2) several of the advanced testing techniques were more useful predictors of student success than were the available multiple choice tests; and 3) student and instructor attitudes were positive. It was concluded that the scaling method should be used to order job analytic data and to provide coherency in ISD applications. In addition, the following new testing procedures were recommended as alternatives or adjuncts to the multiple choice format: sequential testing, figural systems, confidence testing, technical words, absurdity recognition, partial knowledge, and signal detection. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Instructional Systems, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Measurement Techniques, Military Training, Multidimensional Scaling, Program Evaluation, Systems Development, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Testing, Training
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.; Applied Psychological Services, Inc., Wayne, PA.