Work domain analysis for training-system definition and acquisition

Naikar, N and Sanderson, PM (1999) Work domain analysis for training-system definition and acquisition. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 9 3: 271-290. doi:10.1207/s15327108ijap0903_5

Author Naikar, N
Sanderson, PM
Title Work domain analysis for training-system definition and acquisition
Journal name International Journal of Aviation Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-8414
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1207/s15327108ijap0903_5
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 271
End page 290
Total pages 20
Language eng
Abstract Training-needs analysis is critical for defining and procuring effective training systems. However, traditional approaches to training-needs analysis are not suitable for capturing the demands of highly automated and computerized work domains. In this article, we propose that work domain analysis can identify the functional structure of a work domain that must be captured in a training system, so that workers can be trained to deal with unpredictable contingencies that cannot be handled by computer systems. To illustrate this argument, we outline a work domain analysis of a fighter aircraft that defines its functional structure in terms of its training objectives, measures of performance, basic training functions, physical functionality, and physical context. The functional structure or training needs identified by work domain analysis can then be used as a basis for developing functional specifications for training systems, specifically its design objectives, data collection capabilities, scenario generation capabilities, physical functionality, and physical attributes. Finally, work domain analysis also provides a useful framework for evaluating whether a tendered solution fulfills the training needs of a work domain.
Keyword Psychology, Applied
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
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