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A model that uses psychomotor testing to predict naval aviator primary flight grades

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Authors
Deckert, Walter Richard, Jr.
Subjects
Missing values
Aviation selection
Pilot training
Flight grade prediction
Psychomotor
Advisors
Mitchell, Thomas M.
Gaver, Donald P.
Date of Issue
1988-09
Date
September 1988
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Language
en_US
Abstract
With the costs of pilot training escalating, it is becoming increasingly important to make as few mistakes as possible in the selection of potential aviators. In the early days of aviation the use of psychomotor testing played a big role in this selection process, but the physical complexities of the system cause its discontinuance. More recently, researchers at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, using microcomputers, have developed two new series of psychomotor tests. The thesis uses stepwise and multiple regression techniques to confirm the viability of using such a series of psychomotor tests to predict the flight grades of student aviator in primary flight school. The fitten regression model accounted for 77% of the variance in the primary flight school grade data examined and appeared to be approximately 4.5 times better than the model currently used.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Operations Research
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
76 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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