Accession Number:

ADA063592

Title:

Army Research Institute Evaluation of Automated Data on Instructional Technology (ADIT)

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Automated Data on Instructional Technology ADIT is a computerized file of technical information on instruction and learning. It has been supported by the three services and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The databases consists of very detailed evaluative abstracts of reports, articles, etc. relating to training and instructional system development. A small-scale evaluation of ADIT was conducted. The evaluation assessed the usefulness of records obtained from the data base, the ease of on-line data retrieval, and the stand-alone quality of the ADIT Guide to Use. Seven research psychologists read the ADIT Guide to Use, performed search strategy exercises, performed the ADIT operations test, and completed two questionnaires evaluating ADIT and the ADIT Guide to Use. Attitudes toward the ADIT system were generally favorable. Participants felt that the system would be useful to educational researchers, administrators, planners, and developers. The abstracts were thought to be comprehensive participants believed that data could be retrieved more quickly from ADIT than from either original sources or alternative data bases.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE