Information gain and decision-theoretic approaches to data selection : Response to Klauer (1999)
Chater, Nick and Oaksford, Mike. (1999) Information gain and decision-theoretic approaches to data selection : Response to Klauer (1999). Psychological Review, 106 (1). pp. 223-227. ISSN 0033-295XFull text not available from this repository.
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K. C. Klauer (1999) argued that a Bayesian decision-theoretic rational analysis of Wason's selection task is preferable to an information gain account (M. Oaksford & N. Chater, 1994) because it has a better normative justification and may provide a better fit with the empirical data. The authors argue that Klauer's proposal and their proposal are equally well justified from a normative perspective and that, where the predictions of the 2 approaches diverge, the existing empirical evidence is consistent with the information gain approach. However, more empirical research is required to decide between these 2 accounts.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychological Review|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Official Date:||January 1999|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 223-227|
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