Accession Number : AD0604002

Title :   A PREFERENCE EXPERIMENT (SERIES 2, TRIALS 2, 3, 4),

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Flood,M. M.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Trials 2, 3, and 4 of a preference experiment described in AD603 998 are reported. A group of seven subjects was required to select one from among a group of objects and to dispose of it among themselves. The objects were miscellaneous items such as a banjo, flower bowl, etc., donated by the subjects. The subjects were all RAND employees. The trials reported here were concerned with non-zero-sum game theory and closely related mathematical theories relating to group decision processes, as in the first trial. Variations were introduced in these trials by using experienced subjects, and by using chances at objects in place of the objects used in Trial 1. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, GROUP DYNAMICS), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, DECISION MAKING), (*DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE