ERIC Number: ED177487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Simulating the Problem Solving of Reading Clinicians. Research Series No. 30.
Gil, Doron; And Others
Two studies, both part of a research program based on a theory of clinical problem solving behavior, used a computer to simulate a clinician interacting with a child having reading difficulties. The impact of routine cue collection on a clinician's performance is the focus of the first study; the process of hypothesis generation as it is affected by different certainty thresholds for considering a hypothesis is the subject of the second. The results of these studies suggest that the use of routine cue collection can increase diagnostic accuracy by as much as 15% to 20%, and that early hypotheses generation may be a result of hypothesis directed inquiry. (AEA)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Clinical Experience, Cues, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Research, Hypothesis Testing, Problem Solving, Reading Difficulty, Remedial Instruction, Simulation
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.30)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.