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ERIC Number: ED131830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Adjunct to Self-Study for Aircrew Refresher Training Under Operational Conditions in the Air Defense Command. Final Report, March 1964-October 1964.
Meyer, Donald E.
A study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of two methods for delivering refresher training to Air Crews: conventional classroom and self-study. The self-study technique consisted of: (1) a comprehensive series of multiple choice questions covering the subject matter, with each question bearing reference to the page and paragraph of a manual containing the detailed information on which the questions were based; (2) a punchboard from which students could immediately determine whether their answers were correct or incorrect; and (3) a manual to which students could refer for information when they chose an incorrect answer. Conclusions were: (1) the preparation and administration of self-study techniques are entirely within the capability of an operational squadron with only a minimum of guidance; (2) in the operational setting, the self-study technique is superior to the conventional classroom method for delivering refresher training; and (3) students favor the self-study method for refresher training. (Author/EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aerospace Medical Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Note: Performed in coordination with the Air Defense Command under ADC Test Project 64-29; Archival document