Examining cue recognition across expertise using a computer-based task

Ben W. Morrison, Mark W. Wiggins, Nigel W. Bond, Michael D. Tyler

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Motivation – The study examined whether experts and novices differed in their recognition of decisionmaking cues. Research approach – To test cue recognition, the authors developed and tested a computer-based cue recognition task on a group of expert and novice offender profilers. Findings/Design – Recognition performance was assessed in relation to cue classification agreement and recognition response latency among and between the two groups. The findings revealed superior performance on both measures by the experts compared to the novices. Research limitations/Implications – The findings have implications for the cue selection process in the design of computer-based training, and decision support systems. Originality/Value – The research offers an objective means of: 1) identifying cues; 2) gauging relative cue stability/strength; 3) comparing cue recognition across expertise; and, 4) selecting a valid cue-set for use in training and support systems. Take away message – There are significant differences in cue recognition across expertise that may, in part, differentiate decision-making performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNDM9, London 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 9th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 23-26 June 2009, London, U.K.
EditorsB.L. William Wong, Neville A. Stanton
Place of PublicationSwindon, UK
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781906124151
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making (9th : 2009) - London
Duration: 23 Jun 200926 Jun 2009


ConferenceInternational Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making (9th : 2009)


  • Decision-making
  • Cues
  • Cue Recognition
  • Expertise
  • Cue-Based Training


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