Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

11. Cognitive Science of Discourse Frameworks

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Barry Saferstein [+-]
California State University, San Marcos
Professor Barry Saferstein is a cognitive sociologist whose research interests include the effects of multimedia health information technology on clinical interaction; explanations and understandings of genetics and medical information in schools, science centres, and clinics; the application of digital technologies to qualitative research methods; and the construction of ideology through mediated and face-to-face interaction. His recent work examines how professional authority affects the development of understandings. He has also published studies of agenda setting activities and the interactional construction of ideology in television production settings.

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Chapter Eleven discusses how discourse frameworks affect cognitive systems that support reasoning and understanding. It examines the relation of discourse frameworks to content and context, diagrams and memory, and tacit knowledge. Analysis of the creation and application of discourse frameworks provides a way of integrating the findings of studies based on mental models and coherence based reasoning, as well as filling their gaps. Examining the creation and use of discourse frameworks shows how cognitive systems impose coherence on decision tasks. The radiology consultation and genetics education data show how the resources in a setting function as external components of memory that reduce the interpretive contingencies of developing understandings.

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Saferstein, Barry . 11. Cognitive Science of Discourse Frameworks. Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 287-304 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781845534363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27843. Date accessed: 14 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27843. Nov 2016

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