Predicting problem-solving performance using concept map

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Conference

Title11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises (PACIS 2007)
LocationLangham Hotel
PlaceNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period4 - 6 July 2007

Abstract

A growing community of researchers applies the concept map for elicitation and representation individual's knowledge structure especially within knowledge-intensive processes in organizations. As an extension of prior works on concept map, this study aims to explore a new indicator of structural properties of concept map from an information entropy perspective to predict an individual's problem-solving performance. From the information processing view of problem-solving, Information Theory provides the framework to formulate a new indicator called EntropyAvg. A controlled experiment was carried out to validate the predictive ability of the new indicator. The results demonstrate that EntropyAvg is able to estimate an individual's problem-solving performance beyond two other widely adopted indicators, i.e., complexity and integration. The theoretical and practical contributions of this study are also discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Information entropy, Information theory, Problem solving

Citation Format(s)

Predicting problem-solving performance using concept map. / Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lau, Raymond Yiu-Keung.

PACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises. 2007.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review