Its chapters focus on emerging issues in training that have important implications for improving both training design and efficacy. They discuss various levels of analysis-- intra-individual, inter-individual, team, and organizational issues--and the factors relevant to achieving a better understanding of training effectiveness from these different perspectives. This type of coverage provides a theoretically driven scientist/practitioner orientation to the book.
Table of Contents
Contents: E.A. Fleishman, Foreword. Preface. J.K. Ford, Advances in Training Research and Practice: An Historical Perspective. Part I:Integrating Advances in Cognitive Science With Training Assessment, Design, and Evaluation Constructs. W. Rogers, T. Maurer, E. Salas A. Fisk, Task Analysis and Cognitive Theory: Controlled and Automatic Processing Task Analytic Methodology. M. Coovert, J.P. Craiger, Performance Modeling for Training Effectiveness. T. Goldsmith, K. Kraiger, Structural Knowledge Assessment and Training Evaluation. Part II:Viewing Learning as a Continuous Process: Implications for Training, Socialization, and Employee Development. T. Baldwin, R.J. Magjuka, Organizational Context and Training Effectiveness. G.T. Chao, Unstructured Training and Development: The Role of Organizational Socialization. R.A. Noe, S.L. Wilk, E.J. Mullen, J.E. Wanek, Employee Development: Construct Validation Issues. Part III:Understanding How Context Affects Training Evaluation and Transfer. J.E. Mathieu, J.W. Martineau, Individual and Situational Influences in Training Motivation. G.M. Alliger, S. Katzman, Reconsidering Training Evaluation: Heterogeneity of Variance as a Training Effect. S.W.J. Kozlowski, E. Salas, An Organizational Systems Approach for the Implementation and Transfer of Training. Part IV:Applied Psychology and Training: Methods for Improving the Linkage Between Training Research and Practice. E. Salas, J.A. Cannon-Bowers, E.L. Blickensderfer, Enhancing Reciprocity Between Training Theory and Training Practice: Principles, Guidelines, and Specifications. K.J. Klein, R.S. Ralls, An Exploration of the Unintended Organizational Consequences of Technology Training: Implications of Practice for Training Theory and Research. Part V:Final Observations. E. Salas, J.A. Cannon-Bowers, S.W.J. Kozlowski, The Science and Practice of TrainingCurrent Trends and Emerging Themes.