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Hypothesis-testing behaviour

Author: Fenna Poletiek
Publisher: Hove [England] : Psychology Press ; Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis, 2001.
Series: Essays in cognitive psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

How do people search evidence for a hypothesis? A well documented answer in cognitive psychology is that they search for confirming evidence. However, the rational strategy is to try to falsify the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fenna Poletiek
ISBN: 9781841691596 1841691593
OCLC Number: 44683470
Description: x, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Theories of testing in the philosophy of science --
Philosophical perspectives on theory and evidence --
Methodological principles --
Implications for testing behaviour --
Formal theories of testing --
Testing as decision making --
The Bayesian approach to testing --
Information theory --
Implications for testing behaviour --
Wason's rule discovery task --
Introduction: Wason's experiments on hypothesis-testing behaviour --
Wason's rule discovery task, or 2-4-6 task --
Wason's selection task --
Original explanations of selection task performance --
Content variations and falsifying strategies --
Statistical inference and the selection task: A good marriage? --
Relevance --
Hypothesis testing under uncertainty --
Hypothesis testing with probabilistic tasks --
Testing with verbal tests --
The probability value perspective --
Rationality and bias in testing --
The probability-value model --
Applications and future research.
Series Title: Essays in cognitive psychology.
Responsibility: Fenna H. Poletiek.


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'Poletiek provides an extremely useful and up-to-date discussion of psychological theories of hypothesis testing. Not only does she cover a wide variety of approaches, but provides a very interesting Read more...

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