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Error-Detection in Marksmanship

Title: Error-Detection in Marksmanship: Merging Overt and Covert Paradigms.
Name(s): Sanati Monfared, Shamsi, author
Tenenbaum, Gershon, professor co-directing dissertation
Folstein, Jonathan R., professor co-directing dissertation
Ericsson, K. Anders (Karl Anders), 1947-, university representative
Chow, Graig Michael, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (145 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The study of expertise and superior performance can be more imperative when performance is assessed in real-life conditions and professions. The present study’s aim was to capture the performance of expert marksmanship through the observation of error-detection awareness—an essential anticipatory and cognitive skill in expert performance. Two research paradigms were employed to study this phenomenon: (a) neuro-cognitive tracking, and (b) think aloud protocol. The neuro-cognitive paradigm consisted of tracking brain activity via the use of neuro-imaging technology (electroencephalography, EEG). The “think aloud” paradigm consisted of tracking thoughts and sensation expressed during shooting preparation. Both approaches relied on chronometric experimental procedures using a warning stimulus and subsequent imperative stimulus (using Tenenbaum & Summers’ model, 1997) to uncover the temporal progression of error-detection. The magnitude of error-detection signals associated with specific actions by observing the error-related negativity (ERN, a neural signal related to the commission of errors), along with the overt verbal report from performers (see Ericsson & Simon’s think aloud protocol, 1984) were measured. The results suggested that the expert shooters relied less on visual feedback in order to detect performance error.
Identifier: FSU_FALL2017_SanatiMonfared_fsu_0071E_14068 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 17, 2017.
Keywords: Anticipatory skills, Error-Detection, Error-Renated Negativity, Expertise, Expert Performance, Motor Learning
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Gershon Tenenbaum, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Jonathan R. Folstein, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Anders K. Ericsson, University Representative; Graig Michael Chow, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
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Owner Institution: FSU

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