Electronic Principles Inventory Sheppard Technical Training Center, AFPT 90-EPI-485.
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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The USAF Occupational Measurement Center provides specialty task data to training personnel in the form of occupational survey reports OSR and training extracts. Such data are presented in task statements quantified according to percent members performing, relative time spent, task difficulty, and training emphasis. This task data provides a precise picture of the kinds of functions personnel in a specific AFS actually perform at a specific point in time. When properly applied, OSR data can be a powerful in the design of training content. The Electronic Principles Inventory is a knowledge-based job inventory which identifies the range of electronics principles personnel must understand to perform any electronics-oriented job. Training managers can use EPI data in conjunction with OSR data to determine precisely what specialists do and what electronics principles they employ on the job. By using EPI and OSR data in this manner, training managers satisfy one of the most important aspects of the instructional systems development ISD process determine what specialists do on the job before developing a course to train individuals to perform the job. The EPI booklet differs from the usual task-oriented survey in two major respects. First, the EPI asks two general questions what do you do and What electronics knowledge do you use in performing your job The second difference is the EPI can be administered to anyone who works with electronics. That is, it is general in nature, unlike the usual job inventory, which is aimed at a single specialty within a career field.
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