Accession Number:

AD0733964

Title:

Learning, Retention and Transfer in Military Training.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 23 Jun 69-23 Jun 70,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL INC ST PAUL MINN RESEARCH DEPT

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes and analyzes the factors contributing to task difficulty in Naval jobs, and reports on further exploration of the influence of imagery and fidelity of simulation on learning, retention, and transfer. A survey of expert opinion regarding task difficulty and three experimental investigations were conducted during a one-year effort. The specific purpose of the task difficulty survey was to define those factors which significantly influence task difficulty in the operational Navy setting. These factors can be used to realistically manipulate the difficulty of tasks in laboratory investigations. Telephone interviews were conducted with 10 scientists, representing both military and civilian research organizations, to obtain the required information.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE