The Think Aloud Method

The Think Aloud Method

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The Think Aloud Method asks people to think aloud while solving a problem. The resulting protocol can then be analyzed to answer questions about problem-solving behaviour. This method is useful both for psychological research and problem solving, and also for knowledge acquisition in the context of building expert computer programmes. This book can be used as a practical guide book by social scientists who want to use the think aloud method for research on cognitive processes, and by knowledge engineers who wish to use the method for knowledge acquistion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 19.05mm | 430.91g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0127142703
  • 9780127142708

Table of contents

(Section Headings): Preface. Thinking Aloud. Studying the Content of Cognitive Processes. The Think Aloud Method. Practical Procedures in Obtaining Think Aloud Protocols. Building Models of Problem Solving. Languages for Task Analysis and Psychological Modelling. Analysing the Protocols. Examples of the Think Aloud Method. Exercises. Instructions for Two Problem Solving Tasks. Example: Learning Word Meanings. Analysing Expert Problem Solving. Coding Scheme Architectural Design. Bibliography.
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