ERIC Number: ED260217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Validation of the Training Benefit Forecasting Method: Grammar and Punctuation Training. Training and Development Research Center: Project Number Three.
Heidary, Farhood; And Others
The validity of the Training Benefit Forecasting Method (TBFM) was studied in a Grammar and Punctuation Program conducted at Onan Corporation. The target population was composed of 10 workers who handled the document production in the organization's word processing center. Based on information gathered from the course instructor, participants, and the head of the work group, it seemed appropriate to focus on hours of saved time as the unit of measure for the results of the program (in the sense of efficiency at reduced number of reworked projects). The training program was not attended by the target population; most program participants were from other areas. Prior to the training, the participants had no common job performance requirements or documentation of individual work performance related to grammar and punctuation. Furthermore, the investigators were unable to unearth a reasonable quantity and quality of data. Participants' outcome expectations were not aligned with the training program purpose. Participants had a very positive attitude about the training experience. It was not feasible to equate or evaluate the training program outcome expectations to any actual outcomes that may have occurred. (Appendixes, amounting to over four-fifths of the report, include instruments to survey training needs and survey results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.