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ERIC Number: ED346153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Planning as a Function of Expertise and Task Difficulty in a Technical Domain.
Saiz, Maria-Dolores; Breuleux, Alain
This study examined planning processes and the acquisition of expert problem solving skills among individuals of different expertise on tasks of increasing complexity. Twelve French-speaking adult students of machining (novices) and 12 French-speaking teachers of machining (experts) in Quebec (Canada) were randomly assigned to a simple or complex task. Thinking-aloud protocols were collected and analyzed according to a specific coding system in order to examine the amount of planning and other operations performed by the subjects. No significant differences were obtained for the planning variable. However, significant differences were found for the writing and evaluation variables. Also, the quality of the performance was linked to the amount of planning done by each subject. Possible explanations for the results and future directions for research are presented. One bar graph illustrates the discussion, and there is a 17-item list of references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada