PROTOCOL ANALYSIS By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 A method that calls for subjects to think out loud during the performance of a task. Written transcripts are then put under review to determine the cognitive processes utilized during the task. PROTOCOL ANALYSIS: "Protocol analysis is also referred to as verbal protocol analysis." Related Psychology Terms ATTENTION LOAD MEASURE POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET) SCAFFOLDING PERSONNEL TEST PROSPECTIVE SAMPLING TREATMENT PROTOCOL RESOURCE COMPETITION ACADEMIC SELF-CONCEPT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARADIGM QUOTA SAMPLING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PROTOCOL ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/protocol-analysis/ (accessed June 25, 2017).