Accession Number:

AD0260320

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS FOR A SAGE SYSTEM PAIRED-ASSOCIATE TASK

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AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A problem in implementing self-instructional methodology for the training of SAGE and other L-system operators is the wide variety of behaviors and skills required by these operators and the wide variety of training techniques available to the self-instructional programmer for teaching these skills and behaviors. The study was done to determine optimal presentation methods for teaching the phonetic alphabet which is characteristic of much of the symbolic material which forms a part of L-system operator tsks. This discrete-item, pairedassociate material was prepared in six different formats 1 long continuous-discourse program, overt responses 2 short continuous-discourse program, overt responses 3 same program as 2 but using covert responses 4 lash cards, time limited, covert responses 5 flash cards, time unlimited, covert responses and 6 flash cards, time limited, with drop-out of mastered items. The least number of errors on two immediate post-tests were made by the subjects who were given the long program and any of the flash card programs. The most errors were made by subjects receiving either short program. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE