Eliciting Knowledge from Military Experts: An Associative Network Approach
Final rept. Aug-Dec 90,
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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For this report, pathfinder and hierarchical cluster analyses were used to analyze knowledge elicited from military intelligence experts. researchers derived associative networks for both individual and average data sets. Judges also graded the different networks. Results indicated that the networks were a reasonable representation of the military intelligence domain examined. In addition, the judges preferred the average network over their own networks. The techniques may provide a means to describe individual mental models in order to study differences in performance attributed to individual differences.