Automating a Detailed Cognitive Task Analysis for Structuring Curriculum
Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, Mar-Jun 91,
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS LABS
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Our body of knowledge review relative to knowledge acquisition is currently being organized. We are creating a classification of methods along a continuum which reflects the degree to which a method for compiling knowledge is automated. We have identified three classes of methods 1 Manual e.g. interview, questionnaire, protocol analysis, card sorting, ordered trees, etc. 2 Machine-Aided e.g. functional decomposition, repertory grids, hierarchical scaling, multi-dimensional scaling, general, weighted networks, etc. and Machine Compiled e.g. induction, neural nets, EBL, genetic algorithms etc.. We have identified well over thirty methods form our review of the literature and we will be specifying the characteristics which both generalize and discriminate methods. We will then augment GOMS based upon lessons learned.
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