HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
Eight different training programs involving a variety of media were evaluated in terms of their effectiveness in developing the straight copy typing skill of male military personnel who typed 10 or less words per minute on a screening test given prior to the start of training. Subjects received a maximum of 33 hours of typing practice over a 9-day period, and tests to measure progress were administered after one hour of practice and after every 3 34 hours of practice thereafter. The most effective programs devoted relatively little time to detailed instruction during keyboard learning and emphasized speed by forced pace during skill building.
Pub. in Jnl. of Educational Research, v67 n6 p1-7 Feb 74.