"With each advance in technology, the human has become the increasingly weak link in systems," says Harold P. Van Cott, author of the foreword.
To be competitive in today's economy, corporations spend billions of dollars each year to train their employees. Yet only a tiny portion of this expense is invested in research and development to make training more effective. This book collects some of the most significant empirical research on training over a 30-year period from two major publications in the human factors/ergonomics discipline.
The editors compiled these papers because they believe the unique perspective of human factors/ergonomics on training issues "can help to inform anyone involved in training about how best to design, deliver, and evaluate training."
Articles are divided into five parts: Transfer of Training, Training Methods, Training Devices and Simulators, Application Areas (flight training, maintenance training, and cognitive skill training), and Training Evaluation. Includes index.
Robert W. Swezey was president of InterScience America, Inc., a research and consulting firm in Leesburg, Virginia. He had more than 20 years' experience in training research, simulation, and human factors engineering.
Dee H. Andrews has been Division Technical Advisor for the Air Force Research Laboratory's Warfighter Training Research Division since 1988. His research interests include simulator design, flight training, advanced distributed learning, and distributed mission training.
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