Accession Number : ADA197429


Title :   Training Effectiveness and Cost Iterative Technique (TECIT). Volume 2. Cost Effectiveness Analysis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 1986-Jan 1987


Corporate Author : CONSORTIUM OF UNIVERSITIES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Adams, Arvil V ; Rayhawk, Martha L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a197429.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : This research note discusses an important issue, the training of soldiers in the use of a weapon system, which is important to the operational cost and success of the system in the carrying out of its mission. Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis (CTEA) models formalize the process of choosing among alternative training technologies by comparing the cost and training effectiveness of these technologies. In this report, an economic framework is presented for integrating cost and training effectiveness data for CTEA studies. The framework builds on transfer effectiveness models and offers a model for the effectiveness of cost-minimizing training technologies. The model is particularly well-suited to the selection of training technologies for tasks that are trained on weapons systems whose operation is costly or life threatening. The research note shows how cost data would be developed for the model in evaluating computer assisted instruction as a training technology for the M1 Abrams tank.


Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS , *ARMY TRAINING , *COST ANALYSIS , TRAINING DEVICES , ITERATIONS , ARMY PERSONNEL , TRANSFER OF TRAINING , WEAPON SYSTEMS , MODELS , COSTS , TRANSFER , COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , TRAINING , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE