CSDL Home H HICSS 2007 Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Jan. 3, 2007 to Jan. 6, 2007
Natalie M. Steiger , University of Maine
David M. Steiger , University of Maine
Knowledge management deals with explicit knowledge and tacit (or implicit) knowledge. One form of tacit knowledge is an individual?s mental model-a hypothetical knowledge structure that integrates the ideas, assumptions, relationships, insights, facts, and misconceptions that together shape the way an individual views and interacts with reality. The purpose of this paper is to explore these mental models, why they need to be made explicit, and how such externalization can be accomplished. Specifically, after a review of the mental model theory, we propose a new technique for determining an individual?s mental model based on his/her decisions in several selected situations within a specific decision domain.
Natalie M. Steiger, David M. Steiger, "Knowledge Management in Decision Making: Instance-Based Cognitive Mapping", HICSS, 2007, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, pp. 54c, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2007.314