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Being economical with the evidence: collecting data and testing hypotheses

Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater

in Bayesian Rationality: The probabilistic approach to human reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198524496
eISBN:
9780191584923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524496.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter shows how the probabilistic treatment of the conditional, introduced in Chapter 5, can be used to explain people’s behaviour on the Wason selection task. This task, the most discussed ... More


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