Target Acquisition and Analysis Training System: Effects of Motion on Performance in the Combat Vehicle Identification (CVI) Training Program
Final research rept. Oct 1982-Sep 1983
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this research was to determine 1 whether introducing motion into the Basic Combat Vehicle Identification CVI Training Program produces improved performance following initial and repeated training 2 whether motion facilitates learning by soldiers who were not training responsive NTR in acquiring recognition and identification RI skills, compared to soldiers who were training responsive TR and 3 whether motion helps soldiers retain recognition and identification materials over an 18-hour period. Soldiers from the 1st and 3rd Brigades of the 85th Army Reserve Division Tng One Station Unit Training, Arlington Heights, Illinois, received RI training. Each soldier received three training sessions with three modules from the CVI program with one of four types of motion 1 rotational, 2 circular, 3 straightline, and 4 static no motion. Useable data were obtained from 71 soldiers. Major conclusions drawn from analyses of these data include the following Motion after repeated training provides a small positive effect but does not appear to be an essential ingredient in learning ground-to-ground vehicle RI using the Basic CVI Training Program. This is true for both training responsive and non-training responsive soldiers. Short term retention of learned RI skills is no improved when motion is included in the training. Keywords Army training, Vehicle recognition, Vehicle identification, Movement, Retention, Training, Target acquisition.
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