How Experts Solve a Novel Problem in Experimental Design

@article{Schraagen1993HowES,
  title={How Experts Solve a Novel Problem in Experimental Design},
  author={Jan Maarten Schraagen},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={17},
  pages={285-309}
}
Research on expert-novice differences has mainly focused on how experts solve familiar problems. We know far less about the skills and knowledge used by experts when they are confronted with novel problems within their area of expertise. This article discusses a study in which verbal protocols were taken from subjects of various expertise designing an experiment in an area with which they were unfamiliar. The results showed that even when domain knowledge is lacking, experts solve a novel… CONTINUE READING

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