Accession Number:

ADA300093

Title:

The Effect of Qualitative Explanations and Pictures on Learning, Retention, and

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 91-Oct 93,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Two experiments investigated the effects of qualitative explanations and pictures on learning, retention, and transfer of a procedural assembly task. Results showed 1 functional explanations are more effective than structural explanations in learning and remembering a procedural task, however, their effects are diminished when learning subsequent similar tasks, 2 providing pictures facilitates learning but does not help performance once the task has been learned to criterion, and 3 previous experience in a task domain results in positive transfer to new tasks in the same domain.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE