AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS TRAINING PROCEDURES USED WITH THE AERIAL GUNNERY TRAINING DEVICES 3-A-35 AND 3-A-2.
IOWA STATE UNIV IOWA CITY
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The experiment is concerned with the problem of determining the optimum training method to be employed with the 3-A-35 device, assuming that this trainer has face validity as an aerial gunnery trainer. The quantitative data do not indicate that any one of five training methods is superior to the other methods, mainly because of the large variability of scores from gunner to gunner on any one training method. Qualitative data indicate that under the present experimental conditions the majority of subjects preferred the 3-A-35 condition and the 3-A-35 accompanied with on-target lights. The learning data indicate that subjects can improve significantly with practice on this equipment. Although the ceiling on the 3-A-2 appears to be reached early in training, there is a possibility that further training on the more complex methods, especially 3-A-35 with on-target lights, might result in a higher final level of performance. The reliability of the percent hits scores obtained is probably satisfactory. Author
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