Measuring diagnostic skills through the utilization of cues

Mark W. Wiggins*

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to outline a theoretical and empirical case for the role of cue utilization in the cognitive process of diagnosis. Drawing on theories of skill acquisition, the case is made that the utilization of cues represents a critical precursor to the progression toward expertise but that the acquisition and utilization of cues is dependent upon a repertoire of cases and exemplars that have been acquired during the progression from novice to competence. Cases and exemplars form the basis of a mental model from which cues, in the form or feature-event or feature-object relationships, can be identified and retained in memory. The implications of a more sophisticated understanding of the role of cue utilization in skill acquisition will provide the foundation for more effective and more efficient industrial training systems in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherSAGE/Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Pages2345-2349
Number of pages5
Volume58
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1541-9312

Other

Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period27/10/1431/10/14

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