Virtual Shortcourse

Learn through coaching.

This virtual shortcourse will take place over the span of three weeks. The class will meet two times each week for a two-hour session – when you will have an opportunity to interact real-time with instructors and other short course participants.

Cost: $2,450.00 | $2,000.00 Early Bird Discount for Summer/Fall 2021. Pre-register today!

This shortcourse includes:

Session 1: Perspective and Practice

  • Naturalistic decision making, expertise, and macrocognition
  • An overview of cognitive task analysis
  • The value of incident-based methods, including sample projects
  • How to conduct a critical decision method interview + demonstration
  • Homework: Conduct a CTA interview on a colleague, friend, relative, or stranger. Bring a bulleted list of things you learned, and challenges you encountered.

Session 2: Critical Decision Method

  • Discuss homework: What did you learn? Insights about critical decision method?
  • Interviewing tips and critical decision method adaptations
  • Interview an expert
  • Homework: Conduct a CTA interview on a colleague, friend, relative, or stranger. Bring insights about the critical decision method based on your experiences. This could include challenges, adaptations you plan to make as you use it, aspects you find useful, contrast to other methods you have use, etc.

Session 3: Applied Cognitive Task Analysis and Ethnographic Observation

  • Task Diagram
  • Knowledge Audit
  • Simulation Interview
  • Observing work
  • Homework: Conduct an Applied CTA interview on a colleague, friend, relative, or stranger. Bring a bulleted list of things you learned, and challenges you encountered.

Session 4: Applied Concept Mapping

  • Purposes and benefits
  • Elicitation process
  • Representation products
  • Introduction to concept mapping tools
  • Homework: Conduct an Applied Concept Mapping session with a colleague, friend, relative, or stranger. Bring a bulleted list of things you learned, and challenges you encountered.

Session 5: Analysis and Representation

  • Thematic analysis
  • Coding
  • Decision requirements tables
  • Homework: Review this interview excerpt and identify decision requirements

Session 6: CTA Applications and Evaluation

  • Decision-centered design and training
  • Designing scenarios and measures
  • Organizational design
  • Discuss the types of applications you envision
Got questions? Send them to us info@cta.institute
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