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The Current State of Research on Training Effectiveness
  This chapter addresses the current state of research on training effectiveness in organisations. It summarises the key findings on what we know about training effectiveness, the research emphasis given to different components of the model, and how research informs the ways in which organisations should approach learning and development to maximise effectiveness. The chapter highlights the role of training needs analysis, the types of attendance policies that should be used, the most effective design of training delivery to maximise effectiveness, the relative effectiveness of training methods, the organisation of training content, the importance of learning or training transfer, and the types of outcomes that are derived from learning and development.

  • Date:

    30 July 2020

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  • Publisher

    Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Garavan, T., O'Brien, F., Duggan, J., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (2020). The Current State of Research on Training Effectiveness. In Learning and Development Effectiveness in Organisations: An integrated systems-informed model of effectiveness (99-152). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


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