Disruption of the representativeness heuristic: Can we be perturbed into using correct probabilistic reasoning?

  • Cox C
  • Mouw J
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Abstract

The explicit, experimental introduction of a series of logical inconsistencies is described and recommended as a means of disrupting the faulty logic and, thereby, enhancing the use of more appropriate probabilistic reasoning by graduate students enrolled in an introductory inferential statistics course. (14 references) (JJK)

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Authors

  • Caryl Cox

  • John T. Mouw

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