CTA Version

The cognitive task analysis (CTA) aims to know how people actually perform a task and what are the decision points that might otherwise will be let go unnoticed. 

Final Test

Question 7-1

Read the following scenario and answer the questions that follow.

Carrie wants to create a monthly budget form to help her achieve financial goal. She uses her debit card for most purchases, so she can easily track her monthly spending by looking at her bank account transactions. The following is her last bank statement:

Please help Carrie to decide which of the following items are fixed expenses and which are flexible expenses and drag them to their corresponding categories:

1. Lightening Gas & Electric $132.00

2. Tony's Tacos $31.55

3. SaveDriving Auto Insurance $75.00

4. 24 Hour Fitness Gym  $80.00 

5. The Movie House $40.00

6. City Apartment Rent $900.00

7. Rolling Bowling $40.00

8. Hometown Grocery Mart $201.48

9. Verizon Mobile Plan $81.00

  • 1. Lightening Gas & Electric
  • 2. Tony's Tacos
  • 3. SaveDriving Auto Insurance
  • 4. 24 Hour Fitness Gym
  • 5. The Movie House
  • 6. City Apartment Rent
  • 7. Rolling Bowling
  • 8. Hometown Grocery Mart
  • 9. Verizon Mobile Plan

Question 7-2

Question 2: Help Carrie create her monthly budget form.Calculate Carries net income and put it into the corresponding blank: 

Carrie works 40 hours per week at a retail company and she’ll be earning a gross income of $3893/month. She has to pay 20% of her gross income in taxes, so Carrie’s monthly net income is $ .

Question 7-3

Question 3: Help Carrie create her monthly budget form.

Figure out Carrie's living and transportation expenses and drag them to the corresponding places in her budget form 

  • Renter's Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Gas/Electric
  • Internet/Cable
  • Verizon
  • Gasoline

Question 7-4

Help Carrie create her monthly budget form.

Question 4: After all the items being categorized, Carrie's final budget form looks like this (Table 1) 

Her monthly balance is $.

Does Carrie spend more or less than she earn? Carrie spends than she earn.

Table 1. Carrie's Monthly Budget Table

Question 7-5

Question 5. Look at Carrie's Bank Statement and her budget table, answer the following question: 

Carrie decides to go to grad school and wants to save $4,000 in 5 months for her education. If Carrie wants to increase her saving from $200/month to $800/month, what expenses could she lower to increase her savings? Please list three expenses and explain your reasons.