MULTIPLE VERSUS SINGLE STIMULUS DISCRIMINATION LEARNING OF ACTIVE SONAR PIP SHAPES UNDER TWO TRAINING FORMATS.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF NAVY TRAINING RESEARCH LAB
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Four experimental training techniques were compared for their influence on ability to identify active sonar pip shapes. The procedures differed on whether the stimuli to be identified were presented singly or in sets of six, and whether all responses were followed by feedback or half preceded by the correct identification prompting and half followed by feedback. The results showed that in the prompt feedback procedure the shapes were better identified during training when they were presented singly. With 100 percent feedback, single or multiple presentation made no difference. On a criterion test, those who had received 100 percent during training outperformed those who had received prompting and feedback. Other data in the training literature are drawn on to interpret these results. Information on overall levels of performance and typical shape confusions are presented and discussed. Author
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