Training programs for inspection Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Consumer Health Information
  • Internet
  • Medicare
  • Public Health Informatics


  • The experiment reported here gives details of two training programs devised for a complex visual inspection task. They differed only in that one (active) required the trainee to make an active response at each stage, while the other (passive) did not. Task performance for 42 subjects in three age groups showed significantly better performance (fewer errors) with the active training program. The specific error types reduced by active training were those logically related to the training program. There was a significant age decrement in performance, but it was smaller in magnitude than the difference between training programs.

publication date

  • January 1981



  • Academic Article


PubMed ID

  • 7275111

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 473

end page

  • 484


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