I blogged a while back about the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and I'm still mulling it over The original paper is here, and a video for popular consumption can be found here. Some questions are:
- How does this affect the results of knowledge surveys?
- Given the findings, there seems to be an absolute characteristic of expertise. That is, at some critical point in knowledge level, one can accurately self-assess. What would allow us to predict what that level is ahead of time?
- Can we teach self-assessment as a skill separate from the domain of expertise?