Industry depends on effective training for employees so that organisations can be efficient and productive. A number of theories exist to explain the relationship between ability and performance. The present paper explores difficulties in testing theories of skill acquisition, with a focus on Ackerman's model of ability-performance relations, and summarises various research projects which have tested this theory. Suggestions are made for further research.
Vol. 32, no. 3 (Nov 1997), p. 153-158