Accession Number:

ADA056910

Title:

An Evaluation of a New Format for Ejection Information in a NATOPS Manual.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Report Date:

1978-05-15

Abstract:

Naval Aviation Training and Operating Procedures Standardization NATOPS Manuals include procedures for operating equipment under normal and emergency conditions. Invariably, emergency conditions require an immediate and accurate response, demanding that the performer knows precisely what to do and when and how to do it. Since the performer is not free to refer to the NATOPS under these conditions, NATOPS coverage of emergency procedures should, but frequently does not, employ formats which emphasize clarity, learning and recall. This project used the ejection procedures section of the T-2 aircraft NATOPS manual to study this topic. Specific objectives were to Reformat the ejection section of the T-2 NATOPS manual to conform to state-of-the-art information presentation techniques Compare th difference in performance between subjects using the current NATOPS manual and those using the reformatted materials and Recommend to the Naval Air Systems Command a course of action based on the results of the evaluation. The results of the evaluation revealed that the groups using the reformatted NATOPS materials outscored the groups using the current NATOPS materials in all the content areas. Moreover, in envelope assessment, the students who studied the new materials convincingly outscored the students given the old presentation. This research indicates that the documentation used in this evaluation is an effective means of fostering the learning of ejection information. Author

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Final rept.,

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0052

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Contract Number:

N00014-77-C-0321

File Size:

25.06MB