The linguistic conjecture that a person's knowledge regarding a situation affects some aspects of that person's performance at a task is translated into a mathematical structure. The structure contains a symbolic representation of the conjecture, along with a symbolic definition of what type of knowledge constitutes ‘situation’ knowledge. The structure is applied to a short example to demonstrate its use. The translation of the conjecture into a mathematical structure enables researchers to use a consistent, objective framework for testing hypothesised relationships between one's situation knowledge and performance, as well as enables mathematical tools to be applied to the study of this conjecture.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human Factors and Ergonomics