Essentials of Experts-in-Contexts:
|a.||The expert refers more to a form of interaction than to a person,|
|b.||There are nonprofessional experts, and|
|c.||The core of the expert's role consists of providing experience-based knowledge that we could attain ourselves if we had enough time to make the necessary experience.|
We discuss the aspect of interaction and define the expert as a social form of interaction (chap. 3.1). Then we look at the conditions and constraints of attributing someone as an expert (chap. 3.2). Finally, we try to determine what are, indeed, the reasons for which we consult an expert, particularly the role of the time gain in using experts as compressed experiences (chap. 3.3).
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Publication information: Book title: The Social Psychology of Expertise: Case Studies in Research, Professional Domains, and Expert Roles. Contributors: Harald A. Mieg - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 43.
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