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A simulator study: The effect of speed-induced episodes of training in relation to gender differences

Eckel, Anika (2021) A simulator study: The effect of speed-induced episodes of training in relation to gender differences.

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Abstract:Background: Simulator based training is used in the automotive domain to provide the benefits of personalized training without being at risk of real-life dangers. Investigation show that speed-induced training is additionally beneficial to increase training effectiveness.Speed-induced training episodes are shown to help students to reach their maximum performance. Consequently, the idea aroused to include speed-induced training in a driving simulator and compare that with the effectiveness of accuracy training. Based on previous findings, this research was also conducted to investigate differences in the performance outcomes between men and women. Methods: To test if speed-induced episodes are more effective than accuracy training, 33 participants were divided into two groups, speed and accuracy. All the participants had to complete three blocks of training. Women and men were distributed between the two groups to investigate gender differences. Performance was measured based on three variables: Time on task, number of lane departures and number of collisions. Results: The results indicate that participants drove faster and had less lane departures in the third block of training. No significant difference between the outcome performances of the two training groups were found. Men and women did not seem to be affected differently by any form of training.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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