Foo Foo About: Analysis with Subject Matter Experts

Here are some online resources about this Foo Foo/ Myth…

Issue: Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) interviews can miss up to 70% of what an novice needs to perform – as most of their knowledge is “non-conscious” – and traditional interviews (and observations) cannot uncover what is needed in terms of instructional content. 

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“…nearly all of our instructional design and cyber learning theories and models fail to account for the influence of non-conscious cognitive processes and therefore are inadequate to deal with complex learning and performance.”

Clark, R. E. (2010). Cognitive and neuroscience research on learning and instruction: Recent insights about the impact of non-conscious knowledge on problem solving, higher order thinking skills and interactive cyber-learning environments. Presentation made at the the International Conference on Education Research (ICER), Seoul, South Korea – clark_2010_nonconscious_learning_motivation_icer_9sep2010

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On Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark, R. E., & Estes, F. (1998). Cognitive task analysisInternational Journal of Educational Research, 25(5), 403-417. Here.

Clark, R.E., Feldon, D., Van Merrienboer, J.J.G., Yates, K., and Early, S. (2008) Cognitive task analysis. In J.M. Spector, M.D. Merrill, J.J.G. van Merrienboer, & M.P. Driscoll (Eds.). Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Here.

Clark, R.E., Feldon, D., & Yates, K. (2011, April) Using Cognitive Task Analysis to capture expert knowledge and skills for research and instructional design. Workshop presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Here.

Yates, Kenneth A. (2007). Towards a taxonomy of cognitive task analysis methods: A search for cognition and task analysis  interactions. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Here.

Cognitive Task Analysis Model – Rob Foshay – here.

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Please add additional resources – about “evidence” and not just “opinions” – either way – in the comments section below.

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