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    Developing cognitive task analysis and the importance of sociocognitive competence/insight for professional practice

    Gore, J. and Banks, A. and McDowall, Almuth Developing cognitive task analysis and the importance of sociocognitive competence/insight for professional practice. Cognition, Technology and Work , ISSN 1435-5558. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Accelerating the cognitive expertise of professionals is a critical challenge for many organizations. This paper reports a collaborative, longitudinal, academic practitioner project which aimed to elicit, document, and accelerate the cognitive expertise of engineering professionals working with the manufacture and management of petroleum additives. Twenty-five engineering experts were trained by three academic psychologists to use applied cognitive task analysis (ACTA) interview techniques to document the cognition of their expert peers. Results had high face validity for practitioners who elicited hot/ sensory-based cognition, a number of perceptual skills and mental models, highlighting undocumented context specific expertise. We conclude from a peer review of findings, combined with experienced CTA analysts that ACTA techniques

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cognitive task analysis, expertise, hot cognition, ACTA, interview techniques
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Dr Almuth McDowall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 13:51
    Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 13:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23093

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