Using ACT-R and SGOMS to Predict Micro Strategies Used by Experts During Routine Tasks

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Creator: 

Greve, Emily

Date: 

2021

Abstract: 

Micro strategies refer to fast, low level, unconscious strategies that constitute a control structure for information processing within a specific task (Newell, 1973). Micro strategies determine how we process low level information, such as perceptual inputs (Shiffrin & Cousineau, 2004) or procedural information (Gray & Boehm-Davis, 2000). Using an SGOMS/ACT-R model I was able to predict expert, individual performance on a stimulus-response reaction time game involving a memorized hierarchical structure. I found that slightly different micro strategies were used by the participants, indicating that micro strategies have a very real influence on individual performance. These findings represent an understudied area of research that has larger implications for many Psychology and Cognitive Science studies.

Subject: 

Psychology - Cognitive

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Cognitive Science: 
M.Cog.Sc

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Cognitive Science

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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