Simulation training of boat handling: Contributions of problem solving style, spatial ability, and visualization

Eric Karl Larsson, Fordham University

Abstract

Officers from two major inland towing companies took part in a study that examined the contributions of problem-solving style using VIEW, spatial ability, and visualization using existing measures to the simulation of boat handling. It was postulated that due to the nature of the job performed by these officers that they would have above average spatial ability and visualization skills. It was also felt that problem-solving styles would be similar because of the rigors of the job of navigating an inland towing vessel. Results in the study showed above average scores in spatial ability, but below average scores in visualization ability. A large majority of Captains and pilots did have similar problem-solving styles. The CRT was used in a wait-list design study, as part of a regularly scheduled simulation-training course for captains and pilots. These simulation exercises with the exact same starting conditions compared Speed, Rate of Turn, Rudder Angle and Drift Angle. A significant difference was found in the second exercise between the treatment and control groups alter a lecture introducing the CRT was conducted. ^

Subject Area

Education, Adult and Continuing|Education, Educational Psychology|Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

Eric Karl Larsson, "Simulation training of boat handling: Contributions of problem solving style, spatial ability, and visualization" (January 1, 2009). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI3361356.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3361356

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