STUDY OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.
Technical rept. 26 Jun 64-24 Jan 67,
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES PALO ALTO CALIF
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The aim of this project was to determine whether training effectiveness could be increased by employing training methods which differed as a function of trainee characteristics. A study was designed involving a control and two experimental training methods and 16 measures of trainee aptitudes and interests. The experimental training methods were designed to reflect Gagnes 1965 Type 3 chaining and Type 7 Principle Learning theoretical constructs. Large achievement differences resulted from the three training methods. No interactions between training methods and learner characteristics were found, however, either with single aptitude measures, with combined measures, or by means of covariance analysis. It was concluded that these negative findings resulted from the existence of interactions between subject matter content and training methods. Author
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