Predicted Decay of Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Operator Skills
Interim rept. Mar-Sep 1989
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Using the TRADOC skill retention model, predicted decay functions for 85 skills needed to operate the Mobile Subscriber Equipment MSE, a new high-tech communication system, were computed. These skills related to the operating procedures for MOS 31D, MOS 31F, and MOS 31FASIV4. Researchers applied the model using individual interviews with three subject matter experts for each MOS. Separate predictions were made for using and not using a technical manual. For each of the 85 operating procedures, a chart was constructed that predicts proficiency for up to 12 months after training. Most MOS 31D procedures were predicted to be well retained, while most MOS 31FV4 procedures were predicted to be poorly retained MOS 31F procedures were intermediate. Keywords Radio equipment, Communication equipment, Skill retention, Skill decay, Operator skills, Communications, Refresher training, Training.
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