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Job, Task and Cognitive Analyses

  • 11 Jun 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 20 Jun 2014
  • 12:00 PM
  • Virtual June 11, 13, 18, 20 from 9:00-12:00 PM Central


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Job, Task and Cognitive Analyses

Limited attendance = 20 
Virtual June 11, 13, 18, 20  from 9:00-12:00 PM Central

Intended audience

     Managers and professionals who are tasked with designing and conducting studies to identify and validate knowledge, skills, and competencies required for creating valid assessments.  


Given a mandate to oversee or develop a credential; and given the need to identify and validate the knowledge, skills, and competencies of the target audience, you will learn to:

•    Explain the difference between a job, task, role, and cognitive analysis including the benefits and limitation of each

•    Design and develop surveys

•    Design and conduct individual interviews including structured and critical-incident

•    Design and conduct group interviews including focused groups and Nominal Groups

•    Design and conduct cognitive analyses

•    Analyze the results of the study to identify domains and competencies   

The fee includes an electronic copy of the Job, Task, and Cognitive Analyses Workbook containing a dozen rules, guidelines, and templates.    

Topic Outline

First Session:  Design the Study

  • Different types of analysis
  • Purposes and limitations of each
  • Different types of data gathering methods
  • Purpose and limitations of each
  • When to use different methods
  • Rules for managing bias
  • Best practices

Rules of Interviewing

  • Focus groups
  • Nominal groups

Rules of Surveying

  • Demographic questions
  • Scales
  • Comment sections

Rules of observing people, processes, and documents

  • Checklists and sampling

Rules of Interviewing

  • Open interviews
  • Structured interviews
  • Critical incident interviews
  • Cognitive analysis interviews

Analyze the Data

  • Limitations of the average
  • Implications of outliers      

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