A COMPARISON OF RESPONSE CONFIRMATION TECHNIQUES FOR AN ADJUNCTIVE SELF-STUDY PROGRAM.
Final rept., Mar-Oct 65,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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An experimental evaluation was made of various methods to confirm responses to an adjunctive self-study program. The adjunctive program was designed to teach aircraft engineering features of the F-101B as part of a continuing program of refresher training for operational fighter interceptor aircrews. The adjunctive program consisted of a comprehensive series of carefully sequenced multiple choice questions. Each question referred to the page and paragraph number of a publication containing detailed information on which the question was based. Responses to the questions were confirmed as being either correct or incorrect by one of the experimental treatments. When a student responded correctly he continued on to the next question, when he responded incorrectly he studied the appropriate information in the manual before continuing on with the program. The response confirmation treatments were 1 chemically impregnated inks which change color when moistened with a wetting agent, 2 punchboards, 3 opaque erasable overlays, and 4 machine presentation and response confirmation. The response confirmation treatments varied widely in cost and difficulties in preparation. No significant differences in learning were found as a result of the experimental treatments, nor were there any notable differences between group opinions concerning the efficacy of the particular response confirmation method used. Upon this basis, the selection of a response confirmation mode for an adjunct program may be based upon cost and availability of equipment and materials. Author
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