Varieties of knowledge elicitation techniques

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Information on knowledge elicitation methods is widely scattered across the fields of psychology, business management, education, counseling, cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy, knowledge engineering and anthropology. The purpose of this review is to (1) identify knowledge elicitation techniques and the associated bibliographic information, (2) organize the techniques into categories on the basis of methodological similarity, and (3) summarize for each category of techniques strengths, weaknesses, and recommended applications. The review is intended to provide a starting point for those interested in applying or developing knowledge elicitation techniques, as well as for those more generally interested in exploring the scope of the available methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-849
Number of pages49
JournalInternational Journal of Human - Computer Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Education
  • Engineering(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture


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