Assessing Instrument Sensitivity for Heading and Attitude Information.
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
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The three studies, described in this report, concerned the assessment of procedures which influence instrument sensitivity in military flight instruction. The ability to determine the relative location of an in-flight vehicle from a set of dial indicators was influenced more by students expectations than by context. Sensitivity to heading and attitude information was increased when learners were supplied with overt attention control. The teaching of instrument sensitivity appears best facilitated by employing publically observable responses during training, and seems to be a function of the degree to which the learner can be directed to use a spacial processing mechanism during initial encoding. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Humanities and History
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems