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Cognitive tool

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Evaluating A Cognitive Tool Built To Aid Decision Making Using Decision Making Approach As A Theoretical Framework And Using Unobtrusive, Behavior-Based Measures For Analysis, Ryan Allen Kirk Jan 2014

Evaluating A Cognitive Tool Built To Aid Decision Making Using Decision Making Approach As A Theoretical Framework And Using Unobtrusive, Behavior-Based Measures For Analysis, Ryan Allen Kirk

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previously I designed and built an interface with the purpose of augmenting decision making within a particular curricular decision making context. The present study explores the usability of the newly created cognitive tool through analyzing its impact upon facilitating decision making. The introduction discusses how different types of cognitive tools facilitate decision making from a cognitive perspective. The present study examines the newly created dashboard by first breaking it into its five constituent regions. The methods section discusses the hypothesized function and usage patterns of each region. The primary research question was whether these different regions would cause participants to ...