ERIC Number: ED366306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Developing Applications of Artificial Intelligence Technology To Provide Consultative Support in the Use of Research Methodology by Practitioners.
Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy
Adopting perspectives based on applications of artificial intelligence proven in industry, this paper discusses methodological strategies and issues that underlie the development of such software environments. The general concept of an expert system is discussed in the context of its relevance to the problem of increasing the accessibility of expert assistance to research practitioners. Important methodological issues and development strategies that underlie the construction of such systems are discussed. Some illustrative examples addressing the question of representation of research expertise (versus textbook-based information) are presented. Finally, implications and priorities for the longitudinal development of practitioner-supporting expert systems for the representation of the research knowledge-base and the design of knowledge-based instructional environments for improving graduate training in research are noted. Nine figures illustrate the discussion. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).