Evaluating Large-Scale Training Simulations. Volume 1. Reference Manual
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Objectives of the manual are to 1 provide guidance to help analysts design meaningful training effectiveness evaluations, 2 describe procedures for alternative methods of conducting training effectiveness evaluations, and 3 provide examples of training effectiveness evaluations that nay be used as models to emulate. Chapter 1 Introduction describes the problem and issues, objectives, and method. Chapter 2 Building an Evaluation Framework explains why people conduct evaluations. Chapter 3 Evaluation Methods describes evaluation methods and provides examples of their application. Chapter 4 Case Studies describes well-documented evaluations SIMNETCCTT Simulation NetworkingClose Combat Tactical Trainer and MDT2 Multi-service Distributed Training Testbed. Chapter 5 Evaluation Problem Areas contrasts laboratory and field evaluations, discusses lessons learned from past evaluations, and critiques field evaluation practice. Chapter 6 Procedural Guidance identifies and summarizes published evaluation guidance. Chapter Evaluation Criteria discusses how evaluation criteria differ depending upon evaluation method, for small- and large-scale evaluations, and depending upon evaluation perspective training versus system developer versus modeling and simulation. Chapter 8 Evaluation Framework presents the evaluation framework in terms of evaluation principles and a description of the timing of evaluation events, their purpose, and relevant dependent variables-linked to relevant examples and procedural guidance.
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