Accession Number : ADA092126


Title :   An Evaluation of the Application of ISD to P-3 Pilot Training.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Snider,William Allen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a092126.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : To evaluate the Navy's training under instructional systems development (ISD) procedures the annual, force-level, NATOPS examination scores of pilots in operational squadrons who had been trained under the recently installed ISD program at VP-31 were compared with those who had not been trained under ISD. Scores from only the open- and closed-book written examinations, which pertain to normal and emergency procedures and aircraft systems knowledge, were used since their content reflected most closely the course objectives of the nontactical pilot training provided by VP-31. Pilot rank, designation, time-in-squadron, and squadron location were used as controls. The type of training made no difference in open-book scores. For closed-book scores, ISD training resulted in a marginal but consistently negative difference when interactive with squadron location. At one location ISD-trained pilots scored significantly lower while there was no difference among pilots at another location. The findings are discussed within the context of the study and with respect to training and ISD in general. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING , *PILOTS , *NAVAL TRAINING , EMERGENCIES , NAVAL PERSONNEL , TEACHING METHODS , THESES , SQUADRONS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE