ERIC Number: ED110834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Practice and Incentive Effects on Learner Performance: Aircraft Instrument Comprehension Task.
Tenpas, Barbara G.; Higgins, Norman C.
To study the effects of practice and incentive on learner performance on the aircraft instrument comprehension task, 48 third-year Air Force cadets were chosen as subjects. The subjects were expected to be able to identify which one of four pictures of aircraft in flight most nearly corresponded to the position indicated on a panel of attitude and heading instruments. Incentives were in the form of additional points and an opportunity to "fly" a formation trainer. The practice variable was manipulated by changing the instructional materials. The pretest-treatment-post-test experimental design provided data for analysis. Data revealed that neither variable (practice or incentive) significantly affected the accuracy of post-test responses, but they did affect in a positive way the post-test rate of responding. The rate of responding is often considered to be a good indicator of an individual's productivity. Sample instructional materials and a post-test item are appended. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Educational Technology and Library Science.