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Developing Cognitive Task Analysis and the importance of Socio-cognitive competence/insight for Professional Practice

Gore, J, Banks, Adrian and McDowall, A (2018) Developing Cognitive Task Analysis and the importance of Socio-cognitive competence/insight for Professional Practice Cognition, Technology and Work. Special Issue:Naturalistic Decision Making: Navigating Uncertainty in Complex Sociotechnical Work, 20 (4). pp. 555-563.

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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. 25 engineering experts were trained by three academic psychologists to use applied cognitive task analysis (ACTA) interview techniques in order 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 can be advanced in context by the explicit recognition and development of socio-cognitive competence /insight.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Gore, J
McDowall, A
Date : 4 June 2018
DOI : 10.1007/s10111-018-0502-2
Copyright Disclaimer : Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creat ivecommons .org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Uncontrolled Keywords : cognitive task analysis, training, socio-cognitive insight.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2018 11:59
Last Modified : 24 Jun 2019 02:08

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