Task Training Emphasis for Determining Training Priority.
Interim rept. 1 Jun 76-31 Aug 80,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Instructional System Development ISD, a complex interactive training model employed by the Air Training Command, guides the development and revision of technical training courses. The present effort focused on the first two steps of the model - analyze system requirements and define education and training requirement. Job inventories were administered to incumbents and supervisors in 18 Air Force specialties AFSs. Incumbents checked and rated the relative time spent on tasks performed in their current jobs. Supervisors also rated the tasks on several different task factors, including a new factor called Recommended Training Emphasis. Acceptable levels of interrater agreement among supervisors on all task factors were obtained. Further analyses included the development of separate regression equations for the 18 AFSs to predict Recommended Training Emphasis, and the testing of a number of average regression equations of various aggregates of specialties, to determine their generalizability and utility. Results showed that regression equations for each specialty demonstrated high predictive efficiency and that two sets of averaged regression equations were required, as a minimum, to predict training emphasis recommendations for tasks in all 18 specialties. These research findings have led to the conclusion that the criterion, Recommended Training Emphasis, should be collected and not estimated from other task factor data. This conclusion is based on the findings that a Recommended Training Emphasis ratings can be reliable collected, b the ratings are construct valid in terms of ISD theory, and cmore economical to collect Recommended Training Emphasis ratings that to estimate them.
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