Judging Knowledge in the Digital Age: The Role of External-Memory Organization

  title={Judging Knowledge in the Digital Age: The Role of External-Memory Organization},
  author={K. A. Hamilton and Kevin P. McIntyre and P. Hertel},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
  • K. A. Hamilton, Kevin P. McIntyre, P. Hertel
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Two studies examined relations between features of external-memory repositories (personal computers) and confidence in knowing. Participants judged their confidence in knowledge related to their work or studies and then answered questions about the way they store and use information. Participants who maintained more organized repositories were more confident in their knowledge. Furthermore, moderation analyses showed that the participants who navigated through their files by manually clicking… CONTINUE READING
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