Task Analysis Methods for Instructional Design [NOOK Book]


Task Analysis Methods for Instructional Design is a handbook of task analysis and knowledge elicitation methods that can be used for designing direct instruction, performance support, and learner-centered learning environments.

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Task Analysis Methods for Instructional Design is a handbook of task analysis and knowledge elicitation methods that can be used for designing direct instruction, performance support, and learner-centered learning environments.

To design any kind of instruction, it is necessary to articulate a model of how learners should think and perform. This book provides descriptions and examples of five different kinds of task analysis methods:
*job/behavioral analysis;
*learning analysis;
*cognitive task analysis;
*activity-based analysis methods; and
*subject matter analysis.

Chapters follow a standard format making them useful for reference, instruction, or performance support.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135674816
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Pt. I Task Analysis Processes 1
1 What is Task Analysis? 3
2 Selecting Tasks for Analysis 17
3 Classifying Knowledge and Skills from Task Analysis 25
Pt. II Job, Procedural, and Skill Analysis Methods 33
4 Task Description 35
5 Procedural Analysis 45
6 Job Task Analysis 55
7 Functional Job Analysis 63
Pt. III Instructional and Guided Learning Analysis Methods 75
8 Learning Hierarchy (Prerequisites) Analysis 77
9 Information Processing Analysis 87
10 Learning Contingency Analysis 99
Pt. IV Cognitive Task Analysis Methods 107
11 Goals, Operators, Methods, & Selection (GOMS) 111
12 Prediction, Actions, Results, Interpretation (PARI) 121
13 Decompose, Network, and Assess (DNA) 131
14 Cognitive Simulations 139
15 Case-Based Reasoning 147
Pt. V Activity-Based Methods 157
16 Activity Theory 159
17 Syntactic Analysis 173
18 Critical Incident/Critical Decision Methods 181
19 Task Knowledge Structures 193
Pt. VI Subject Matter/Content Analysis Methods 199
20 Conceptual Graph Analysis 201
21 Master Design Chart 207
22 Matrix Analysis 215
23 Repertory Grid Technique 221
24 Fault Tree Analysis 227
Pt. VII Knowledge Elicitation Techniques 235
25 Documentation Analysis 237
26 Observation 241
27 Survey Questionnaires 247
28 Interviews 253
29 Think-Aloud Protocols 259
30 Unstructured Group Interviews: Focus Groups and Brainstorming 263
31 Structured Group Interviews: Delphi Technique 267
Index 271
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