THE USE OF CUING IN TRAINING TASKS
SHEFFIELD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Modern training methods are rooted in approaches developed by the research and findings of learning theorists. Improving performance on information processing, particularly in the area of the monitoring of perceptual tasks, involves the sifting and synthesis of human factors with laws of learning. The problem of signal discrimination appears beset by unique complexities, emphasizing the need for more effective training in areas of sensing and communication systems. The present method generally exposes the trainee to a signal and provides him with information as to its characteristics after he has had an opportunity to respond, overtly or otherwise. This knowledge of results approach is the classical means for providing feedback as a vehicle for stimulating learning, but recent investigations have indicated that under certain conditions perceptual learning may respond more effectively to cuing or guidance. The present research was undertaken to study the relative influence of these approaches on the learning of signal detection and to analyze whatever findings emerge in terms of their implications for training operational personnel.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems