The influence of experience upon information-sampling and decision-making behaviour during risk assessment in military personnel.

Godwin, H.J., Liversedge, S.P., Kirkby, J.A., Boardman, M., Cornes, K. and Donnelly, N., 2015. The influence of experience upon information-sampling and decision-making behaviour during risk assessment in military personnel. Visual Cognition, 23 (4), pp. 415-431.

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DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2015.1030488

Abstract

We examined the influence of experience upon information-sampling and decision-making behaviour in a group of military personnel as they conducted risk assessments of scenes photographed from patrol routes during the recent conflict in Afghanistan. Their risk assessment was based on an evaluation of Potential Risk Indicators (PRIs) during examination of each scene. We found that both participant groups were equally likely to fixate PRIs, demonstrating similarity in the selectivity of their information-sampling. However, the inexperienced participants made more revisits to PRIs, had longer response times, and were more likely to decide that the scenes contained a high level of risk. Together, these results suggest that experience primarily modulates decision-making behaviour. We discuss potential routes to train personnel to conduct risk assessments in a more similar manner to experienced participants.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1350-6285
Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision-making ; Experience ; Expertise ; Eye movements
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31005
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:18 Jul 2018 09:44
Last Modified:18 Jul 2018 09:44

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