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Uncovering the Structure of Skilled Performance Using Verbal Protocol Analysis

Title: Uncovering the Structure of Skilled Performance Using Verbal Protocol Analysis.
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Name(s): Sumner, Anna, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study explored the application of verbal reports upon a single participant during training on a complex video game titled Space Fortress (Donchin, 1989). Transfer of training was assessed with variations to the game as well as a battery of cognitive and motor tasks including a shortened Ravens, an aiming task, and the 8-puzzle. Consistent with previous research utilizing verbal reports, I was able to see clear points of game-knowledge acquisition and strategy formation, which allowed us to understand more about how the participant approached the task and what limits someone's performance on it. This paper also proposes a new perspective of research based on helping individuals see and understand how they might change while supporting their development. This perspective could lead to provide new information on stable abilities that cannot be improved with motivated, deliberate training.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0384 (IID)
Keywords: verbal protocols, Space Fortress, training, single-subject
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 21, 2014.
Subject(s): Cognitive psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0384
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Sumner, A. (2014). Uncovering the Structure of Skilled Performance Using Verbal Protocol Analysis. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0384