Applied Cognitive Science Lab technical reports and technical notes

Frank E. Ritter

8 may 2020

Technical reports

Schwartz, D. M., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Lessons from connecting Skirmish Sim and ACT-R/Φ. (Tech. Report No. ACS 2019-3). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Doozandeh, P., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Some tips for academic writing and using Microsoft Word. (Tech. Note ACS 2019-2). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology. Also available as an article in XRDS, Doozandeh, P., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Some tips for academic writing and using Microsoft WordXRDS 26(1). 10-11.

Brener, M., Becera, N., Pruett, D., Ritter, F. E., Dancy, C. L., Webster, I., & Schwartz, D. M. (2019). Manual for HumMod (Salt Version 3.0.4) (Tech. Report No. ACS 2019-1, Version: 2.0). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. (revised Sept. 2019).

Oury, J. D., & Ritter, F. E. (2018). UX design guidance for operation center design. (Tech. Report No. ACS 2018-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. (revised Oct. 2019).

Ritter, F. E., & Zhang, L. (2016). Naming and numbering of the IST "Technology Bridge": Theoretical analysis also informed by a survey of Penn State undergraduate students. (Tech. Report No. ACS 2016-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Yeh, K.-C., Ritter, F. E., & Voller, K. (2013). Notes on second test of the MTT (review of D2P/CLS Tutor-DEMO 12/17/2012). (Tech. Report No. ACS 2013-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Yeh, K.-C., & Ritter, F. E. (2012). An initial evaluation of the D2P/MTT, a computer-based, Declarative to Procedural (D2P) theory driven moving target tutor. (Tech. Report 2012-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Ritter, F. E. et al. (2011). Some useful papers for agent-based cognitive modeling. (Tech. Report 2011-3). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. Revision2

Lothian, J. M. (2011). High performance computing for agent-based cognitive modeling (Tech. Report No. 2011-2). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/lothian11.pdf.

Shemanski, D. R. (2011). Stop the terrorists! Team-based simulation of an international terrorist plot to acquire and use a weapon of mass destruction (Technical report No. ACS 2011-1). University Park, PA: ACS Lab, Penn State.

Ritter, F. E., Kim, J. W., Morgan, J. H. (2009). Running behavioral experiments with human participants: A practical guide. (Tech. Report No. 2009-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterKM09.pdf.

Ritter, F. E. (2008). Some frontiers of cognitive modeling: A modest research agenda exploring emotions and usability. (Tech. Report No. 2008-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritter08c.pdf.

Kim, J. W. (2008). Procedural skills: From learning to forgetting. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (Tech. Report No. 2008-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/kim08.pdf.

Kukreja, U. (2005). Towards model-based evaluations of human-robot interfaces. (Tech. Report No. 2005-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/kukreja05.pdf.

Ritter, F. E., Reifers, A. L., & Schoelles, M. J. (2005). Defining testable theories of pre-task appraisal stress (Tech. Report No. ACS 2005-2). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterCRK05.pdf

Ritter, F. E., Ceballos, R., Reifers, A. L., Klein, L. C. (2005). Measuring the effect of dental work as a stressor on cognition (Tech. Report No. ACS 2005-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterCRK05.pdf

Cohen, M. A. & Ritter, F. E. (2004). Herbal Tutorial. (Tech. Report No. 2004-2). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/cohenR04.pdf.

Councill, I. G., Morgan, G. P., & Ritter, F. E. (2004). dTank: A competitive environment for distributed agents (Tech. Report No. 2004-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/councillMR04.pdf.

Freed, A. R. (2003). The effects of interface design on telephone dialing performance. (Tech. Report No. 2003-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/freed03.pdf.

Ritter, F. E., Freed, A. R., & Haskett, O. L. (2002). Discovering user information needs: The case of university department websites (Tech. Report No. 2002-3). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterFH02.pdf.

Sherry, R. R., & Ritter, F. E. (2002). Dynamic task allocation: Issues for implementing adaptive intelligent automation (Tech. Report No. 2002-2). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/sherryR02.pdf .

Ritter, F. E., & Wood, A. B. (2002). Dismal: A spreadsheet for sequential data analysis and HCI experimentation (Tech. Report No. 2002-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterW02.pdf .

Ritter, F. E., & Avraamides, M. (2001). Improving interfaces for CGFs through multidisciplinary evaluations: A new, broad approach (Tech. Report No. 2001-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. acs.ist.psu.edu/reports/ritterA01.pdf.

Ritter, F. E., & Avraamides, M. N. (2000). Steps towards including behavioural moderators in human performance models in synthetic environments (Tech. Report No. 2000-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Technical notes

Ritter, F. E. (2020). How to be polite and helpful on phone conferences. ACS Tech. Note 2020-1. 6 page unpublished document.

Doozandeh, P., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Some tips for academic writing and using Microsoft Word. ACS Tech. Note 2019-1. 6 page unpublished document. A condensed version of this document is to be published in XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students.

Hughes, A. (2017). From wireframe (PPT) to D2P2 Tutor. (Tech. Note No. ACS 2017-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State.

Hobbs, J. N., Ritter, F. E., & Morgan, J. H. (2012). Combat Lifesaver (D2P/CLS): A lifesaving tutor for battlefield injuries. ACS Tech. Note 2012-1. 1 page unpublished document. [revised dec 2013]

Sanford, J., & Ritter, F. E. (2011).  Minimally invasive surgery simulator -- Testing motor skill acquisition. ACS Tech. Note 2011-3. 1 page unpublished document.

Hiam, J., Zhao, C., & Ritter, F. E. (2011).  VIPER: A text-based environment for intelligent agents. 2 page unpublished document.

Ritter, F. E., Morgan, J. H., Hiam, J. W., & Kim, J. W. (2011).  The Moving Target Tutor (MTT) -- Teaching the declarative knowledge to shoot moving targets. 2 page unpublished document.

Kim, J. W., Ritter, F. E., Koubek, R. J. (2006). User's Guide for the Dismal Spreadsheet: Normalization Task. Study Booklet for Mouse Users. Study Booklet for Keyboard Users.

Avraamides, M. N. (2001). A brief manual for running a JSAF Demo and examining the Situation Awareness Panel (Tech. Note No. 2001-1). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. [available upon request]

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