Accession Number:

ADA285584

Title:

Training Research with Distributed Interactive Simulations: Lessons Learned from Simulation Networking

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Empirical and analytic evaluations of Simulation Networking SIMNET were reviewed to derive recommendations for planning evaluations of the Close Combat Tactical Trainer CCTT. Lessons learned from SIMNET evaluations are as follows 1 One-shot empirical evaluations of the kind performed to meet acquisition, test, and evaluation regulations are costly and unlikely to meet CCTT evaluation objectives 2 analytic evaluations of SIMNET produced low-cost information that can be applied to improving CCTT design and use and in budget justifications and 3 empirical evaluation alternatives to past methods should be considered to support CCTT evaluation objectives that pertain a to establishing the relation between CCTT training and soldier performance in the field and b to complying with acquisition, test, and evaluation regulations. Evaluation alternatives were presented for CCTT, with discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Distributed Interactive Simulation, SIMNET, Empirical evaluation, CCTT, Total Quality Management, Analytic evaluation

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE