Protocol Analysis Techniques

Protocol Analysis involves the identification of basic knowledge objects within a protocol, usually a transcript. For most projects, this makes use of categories of fundamental knowledge such as concepts, attributes, values, tasks and relationships. So, for example, an interview transcript would be analysed by highlighting all the concepts that are relevant to the project. This would be repeated for all the relevant attributes, values, tasks and relationships.

In some cases, more detailed categories will be used for the identification depending on the requirements of the project. For instance, if the transcript concerns the task of diagnosis, then such categories as symptoms, hypotheses and diagnostic techniques would be used for the analysis. Such categories may be taken from generic ontologies and problem-solving models.

The Protocol Tool in PCPACK can be used to analyse a transcript or other piece of text.

Other Knowledge Acquisition Techniques:

Go to: Protocol-Generation techniques
Go to: Laddering techniques
Go to: Diagram-based techniques
Go to: Matrix-Based techniques
Go to: Sorting techniques
Go to: Repertory Grid technique
Go to: Limited-Information and Constrained-Processing tasks

Last modified: 20 November 2003