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Attention and Cell Phones Application of Theory 1
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IS 2300: Human Information Processing  Design an Experiment The paper should address a specific methodological or theoretical issue that arises in reading or discussing the class material. You should succinctly summarize the issues at hand, then propose an experimental extension to resolve the debate. Can work alone or in pairs There is also the opportunity to build a small demo system, present an experiment, or collect pilot data among your own team
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How do you find a question? To generate your own question, there are several strategies that you might try. First, look at the discussion section of articles for unresolved issues. Second, think about the links or implications of one theory/article on another. Third, compare issues discussed in the text with those in the articles, or vice-versa. Fourth, think about how cognitive issues
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A Few Sample Topics  1. Are there additional factors which can cause an increase or decrease in attentional blindness? 2. Pick a domain, such as spatial knowledge, knowledge for graphs, knowledge of film/videos, and describe how you might determine the characteristics of the underlying representation. 3. The notion of top-down processing and context effects are not identical. Design a variant of the Treisman studies that will test these two constructs in terms of their explanatory power.
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Here is a step-by-step outline of what you should be  doing to complete the project. STEP 1: Find a few scientific articles on a topic of interest. This can be done using the tools discussed in class (e.g., Cognitive Daily, Google Scholar, Citeseer, Social Science Citation Index, PsychInfo). Keyword searching can be used to narrow down a topic. STEP 2: Pick the one or two articles that are most interesting to you and find articles related to those articles by using citation search, as discussed in class. Related
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STEP 4: Identify a hole in the research, as you see it, and propose an extension. What else needs to be done? How can the methodology be applied to a related area? If you are stuck, look at the final sections of the paper to see what the author suggests as possible extensions. STEP 5: Write the paper following the guidelines. The main sections are: Introduction, Background, Proposed
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The most useful websites for researching the paper  are: http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/ http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2009/01/rec http://scholar.google.com http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/ --------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- http://www.library.pitt.edu/articles/database_in
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Resources, continued PsycLit for keyword searches. PsycLIT is the also called PsycINFO or Psych
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SIS IS2300 taught by Professor Brianbutler during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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