A Comparative Assessment of Three Methods of Collecting Training Feedback Information.
TRAINING ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION GROUP (NAVY) ORLANDO FLA
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A study was conducted to compare three methods of obtaining training feedback data from the fleet a mailout questionnaire, a structured interview procedure, and a job knowledge test. The results of the comparisons demonstrated that the questionnaire and structured interview procedure produced equivalent rating scale data concerning adequacy of A school training, frequency of task performance, and supervisors assessments of graduate proficiency. Ratings of training adequacy and frequency of task performance obtained from school graduates were equivalent to those obtained from the graduates supervisors. In the short run, questionnaires are least expensive for data collection, and job knowledge tests are the most expensive. Over the long term, with larger populations of graduates, job knowledge tests become less expensive while structured interview costs remain high. However, selection of methods for data collection must also consider specific information needs to be met plus the relative power of the methods for producing the needed evaluation information. Author
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