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    Information gain and decision-theoretic approaches to data selection: response to Klauer (1999).

    Chater, N. and Oaksford, Michael (1999) Information gain and decision-theoretic approaches to data selection: response to Klauer (1999). Psychological Review 106 (1), pp. 223-227. ISSN 0033-295X.

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    Abstract

    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.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 10:45
    Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 10:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16090

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