Automating a Detailed Cognitive Task Analysis for Structuring Curriculum
Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, Jun-Aug 1991
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS LABS
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An area of interest which you may wish to consider for psychological research is the determination of the strategystrategies which experts employ in retrieval and recall of their expert knowledge bases when interacting with a knowledge acquisition system. We have some indirect guidance from the literature on programming and the design of software systems by experts relative to how knowledge for episodes is stored in memory and how experts search for information to solve problems. We are however, at a loss for anything that directly addresses the issue of how entire knowledge bases of expertise are unpacked from memory i.e. top-down best first, top-down breadth first or depth first, bottom-up, etc.. We have assumed a top-down breadth first strategy primarily as a result of intuition and from the research in expert design of software programs. If you have any leads please inform.