Exploring measures of team knowledge

Nancy J. Cooke, Rene'e Stout, Krisela Rivera, Eduardo Salas

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Team cognition is more than the aggregate cognition of team members. It is an emerging feature, worthy of study in its own right. In this paper we investigate potential metrics of team knowledge in the context of a broader exploratory study on measures of team knowledge, performance, and situation awareness. Team members assumed different roles in a three-person synthetic task in which they were presented with unique role-relevant information. Successful accomplishment of team objectives required team members to share information. The focus of this paper is on one of several measures collected which required judgments of pairwise relatedness ratings for mission-relevant terms. These data were submitted to Pathfinder network scaling and used to derive three metrics of team knowledge: knowledge accuracy, interpositional knowledge, and knowledge similarity. The metrics revealed different perspectives on team knowledge and were generally predictive of team performance and team situation awareness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society' - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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