An evaluation of the effects of simulator training on ice management performance

Thistle, Rebecca (2019) An evaluation of the effects of simulator training on ice management performance. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This research offers practical insights into the relationship between amount of training and ice management performance. In a previous experiment, it was found that, on average, experienced seafarers performed better in an ice management simulator than inexperienced cadets (Veitch, 2018). In a current experiment, two additional groups of inexperienced cadets were trained for ice management in either one or two sessions. The training included viewing examples of expert performance and completing practice scenarios in a simulator. After training, the cadets completed two ice management simulator scenarios, one of which was the same as that used in the previous experiment. Training was found to have a positive effect on ice management performance in most scenarios. In the scenario used in both experiments, ice management performance improved with increasing amounts of training and the results demonstrate a proposed method for estimating the amount of training required to reach a performance target.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14278
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (page 176-183).
Keywords: Training, Ice Management, Bridge Simulator, Performance Measurement, Experiment
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: October 2019
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ice navigation--Simulation methods; Sailors--Training of.

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