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Simulation Fidelity in Training System Design

Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Training

  • Robert T. Hays
  • Michael J. Singer

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Simulation Fidelity, Definitions,Problems, and Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 4-22
    3. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 23-46
    4. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 47-75
    5. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 76-105
  3. Fidelity and Training System Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 106-111
    2. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 112-159
    3. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 160-174
    4. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 175-190
    5. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 191-209
  4. Recent Fidelity Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 210-211
    2. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 212-232
    3. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 233-248
  5. Current Trends and Future Directions in Training System Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-250
    2. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 287-314
    3. Robert T. Hays, Michael J. Singer
      Pages 315-347
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 368-435

About this book

Introduction

Business, academia, industry, and the military require well trained personnel to function in highly complex working environments. To reduce high training costs and to improve the effectiveness of training, training system developers often use sophisticated training media such as, simulators, videodisks, and computer-based instruction. The designers of these training media are continually striving to provide maximum training effectiveness at minimum cost. Although literature is available on the implementation and use of specific training media, there is little guidance on a major feature that is central to these media. All of these media present the learner with an interactive simulation of the real world. Effective training system design can be facilitated if the requirements of the real-world task are properly included in training. A conceptual bridge is necessary to link these actual task requirements to the characteristics of the training system. This book provides such a conceptual bridge. The need for improved training is critical in the area of equipment operation, maintenance, and decision making tasks. For example, the importance of improved operator training in the nuclear power industry has become paramount since the Three Mile Island accident and the more serious accident at the Chernobyl reactor in the U. S. S. R. Technology, such as the availability and power of computers,offers a wider variety of training options, but requires additional training system design decisions.

Keywords

Skills Trainig Training Training System evaluation intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert T. Hays
    • 1
  • Michael J. Singer
    • 2
  1. 1.OviedoUSA
  2. 2.Winter SpringsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3564-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96846-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3564-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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