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Overview of the TIER model.

NOIRS 2000--Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-19. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000 Oct; :75
In an effort to identify the elements of training that are critical to increased effectiveness, the Training and Educational Systems Branch (TESB) of EID has developed a research approach that the branch will follow hereafter in its studies, the Training Intervention Effectiveness Research (TIER) Model. The TIER research model is designed to (1) take into account the intrinsic challenges of identifying specific factors that make the training-learning-action continuum successful, (2) logically match research efforts with the nature of the question(s) at hand, (3) minimize training and curriculum development risks, and (4) concentrate research resources. The TIER Model is a multi-method approach to study the effectiveness of training that utilizes qualitative and quantitative data gathered systematically across four stages of investigation. Stages 1 and 2 are components of formative evaluation in which the objectives and processes of training are conceptualized, drafted, and refined. During these stages, researchers explore instructional alternatives to determine which are most appropriate for study. Stages 3 and 4 are components of summative evaluation - a systematic attempt to determine if the fully developed training intervention is meeting its objectives as planned or desired. As proffered, the TIER Model is applicable to training intervention research across topical domains.
Training; Education; Models; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health-programs
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NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000