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Title:Expert -Like Performance in Everyday Domains: The Effects of Thinking Styles and Problem Structure on Problem -Solving Performance
Author(s):Gau, Roland
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Viswanathan, Madhubalan
Department / Program:Business Administration
Discipline:Business Administration
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Cognitive
Abstract:An examination of research on expertise reveals potential gaps in current conceptualizations. Examinations of expertise often involve problems in ill-structured domains, which require abstract problem solving. Thus, conceptualizations of expertise are characterized by the use of relatively advanced, abstract problem-solving skills. Problems in well-structured domains are often overlooked in examinations of expertise. This dissertation proposes a framework for expertise that describes expert-like performance from a problem-solving perspective, incorporating individual differences (e.g., learning styles, thinking styles) and problem structure. Specifically, aspects of consumer information (i.e., information format, information diagnosticity, and analogy distance) will be examined as ways in which information can be concretized, which in turn, lead to more well-structured problems.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:139 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84574
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392020
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009


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