Accession Number : AD0656781

Title :   CONSERVATIVE INFERENCE WITH SIMPLE AND DIFFUSE HYPOTHESES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Ward

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A large number of experiments have evaluated the manner in which men make inferences about hypotheses on the basis of fallible data. The most important conclusion of these experiments is that man is a conservative information processor, unable to extract as much information as is latent in the data. The research reported further investigates the phenomena of conservative information processing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), INFORMATION THEORY, SAMPLING, PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE