Abstract and reduced-context representations in fault-finding training.

@article{Kostopoulou2001AbstractAR,
  title={Abstract and reduced-context representations in fault-finding training.},
  author={Olga Kostopoulou and Kathy D Duncan},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={175-201}
}
The ability to transfer problem-solving expertise to new situations is regarded as an important practical skill but it is known to be sensitive to contextual differences. Employing abstract and reduced-context training tasks has been proposed as a method of fostering transferable skill but the evidence supporting this approach is limited. The research reported here aimed at assessing the effectiveness of training with diagnostic tasks of varying degrees of contextual detail. The criterion test… CONTINUE READING