ERIC Number: ED168556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Applications of Advanced Experimental Methodologies to AWAVS Training Research. Final Report, May 1977-July 1978.
Simon, Charles W.
A major part of the Naval Training Equipment Center's Aviation Wide Angle Visual System (AWAVS) program involves behavioral research to provide a basis for establishing design criteria for flight trainers. As part of the task of defining the purpose and approach of this program, the applications of advanced experimental methods are explained and illustrated. The general AWAVS research philosophy is discussed, particularly in regard to the relative effectiveness of single versus multifactor experiments. Performance studies to be done in the AWAVS simulator are described, and a fictitious numerical example of how economical multifactor designs would be used is presented. "Quasi-transfer" experiments in the simulator are proposed to study the relationship between transfer and simulator fidelity as a composite concept rather than an entity. Some untried methods of performing multifactor transfer of training experiments more economically are suggested. A glossary of terms is included. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Canyon Research Group, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.
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