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I am an independent software consultant specializing in the .NET platform and big data (visualizations and nosql). I live and work in the Washington, DC area, primarily working with the government. I recently earned a Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering (part of IMSE) from Iowa State University, and am currently working on a paper about the cognitive effects of Problem-Based Learning on new and experienced learners.


Apr
24
comment .Do students learn better when challenged (specifically, in math education)?
@user4549 - Many theorists in the realm of learning attribute the increased effort on the part of the student as the main reason PBL is effective. In other words, that's precisely the point!
Apr
23
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
comment Advantages accessing information at “specific places” vs “anywhere”
My thinking is that recording notes (aka "knowledge in the world") has little value if you have to be in a certain location to recall. Perhaps the act of recording the note could reinforce the memory enough to make the note unnecessary afterward. It would make for an interesting study, one which I'm sure has not been done before.
Mar
20
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
The best thing I can suggest is delete and start over. I'm sorry if my criticism is not specific enough, there really is no way I can tell you how to shorten it any more specifically. There's just too much to read, it's overwhelming.
Mar
20
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
My point is that your answer is not clear. It takes a lot more work to write a short answer than a long one. Higher quality answers are what we strive for, regardless of how many points a user has.
Mar
18
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
Honestly, this is a very detailed, but really long and rambling answer. Can you shorten it up at all???
Mar
18
comment Modern name for the two kind of ethics proposed by Nietzche
Does not seem to address psychology - what psychological point of view would one be looking for?
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open .Do students learn better when challenged (specifically, in math education)?
Mar
15
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
I'll do some research. There must be a scientific basis. I purposely put errors in my journal articles when I submit them, so that the reviewers have errors to glom onto. Gaming the system is never a bad way to get by!
Mar
15
comment Is there a scientific definition of “fairness”?
Sometimes killing is fair and justified. Other times it is not. Often it is up to someone's interpretation what the case may be (as in the recent example of George Zimmerman). Therein lies your problem.
Mar
15
answered Is there a scientific definition of “fairness”?
Mar
15
awarded  Custodian
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Open How to analyse physiological measurements acquired by MP150 modules for auditory experiments?
Mar
15
comment How to analyse physiological measurements acquired by MP150 modules for auditory experiments?
I would take the comment above, and add to the question text where it is more likely to be read.
Mar
15
reviewed Close Licensing when using the NEO-FFI instrument
Mar
15
answered .Do students learn better when challenged (specifically, in math education)?
Mar
13
answered Does it take more cognitive effort to tell the time when reading a digital clock instead of analog?
Mar
2
revised What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?
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Mar
2
comment What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?
Agree- the idea is that schema and heuristics really aren't related. Asking for the difference between the two doesn't really make sense.
Mar
2
answered What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?