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Abstract

Thiss tudy examined whether it is easier to reason in terms of frequenciesor with percentages for simple numerical tasks. Research on probabilisticreasoning has shown that humans can draw correct inferences when problems are presentedin terms of natural frequencies but not when in percentages. Whether the sameeffect can be observed in other numerically simple tasks which are not probabilisticwas studied with 40 undergraduate students who volunteered for the experiment (13men, 27 women; M age of 23 yr.). In a simple numerical task involving frequencies orpercentages (N = 20), their performance showed representation in frequencies facilitatesthe task.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)691-695
Numero di pagine5
RivistaPsychological Reports
Volume97
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

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  • Psychology(all)

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