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ERIC Number: ED038668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 6
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A Man-Machine System for Contemporary Counseling Practice: Diagnosis and Prediction.
Roach, Arthur J.
This paper looks at present and future capabilities for diagnosis and prediction in computer-based guidance efforts and reviews the problems and potentials which will accompany the implementation of such capabilities. In addition to necessary procedural refinement in prediction, future developments in computer-based educational and career predictions will probably see the extension of biographical data inputs as well as inputs from various measurement instruments administered inactively by the computer. These will greatly extend the data base on the individual student and consequently increase the capacity for generating more significant predictions. Diagnosis or the detection of patterns of organization of surface behaviors is not being used presently. The computer could monitor such patterns and the counselor could make a clinical-type judgement regarding its meaning in specific cases. Another analysis could be the detection of population trends and characteristics. The problems associated with such computer use include: (1) cost; (2) loss of humaneness; (3) fitting the individual into the population; (4) misuse; and (5) sharing results. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.