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Effect Of Variations In Control-display During Training On Transfer To A "high" Ratio

Report Number: WADC TR 55-366
Author: Rockway, Marty R.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Pages: 18
PB Number: PB121316
AD Number: AD0098317

One of the parameters of continuous control systems that appears to have relevance for transfer of training is control-display (C/D) ratio. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between amount of transfer of a two dimensional tracking skill and degree of physical similarity between training and test ratios. Each of three groups of subjects received training using either a low, medium, or high C/D ratio. Following training, all groups were tested while using the high (.i.e. least sensitive) ratio. The experimental results were as follows: (a) During training tracking performance was a function of the C/D ratio employed. (b) All of the training ratios produced significant positive transfer to the test ratio. (c) Amount of transfer to the initial test trial was a function of the training ratio employed. However, differential transfer effects were very transitory, and by the second test trial differences among groups were no longer significant.

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