Improving Statistical Reasoning

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Improving Statistical Reasoning

By Peter Sedlmeier

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This book focuses on how statistical reasoning works and on training programs that can exploit people's natural cognitive capabilities to improve their statistical reasoning. Training programs that take into account findings from evolutionary psychology and instructional theory are shown to have substantially larger effects that are more stable over time than previous training regimens. The theoretical implications are traced in a neural network model of human performance on statistical reasoning problems. This book apppeals to judgment and decision making researchers and other cognitive scientists, as well as to teachers of statistics and probabilistic reasoning.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Cognitive Psychology

Improving Statistical Reasoning
Theoretical Models and Practical Implications
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 6/1/99
Imprint: Psychology Press
Language: English
Length: 248 pages

ISBN 10: 1135705755
ISBN 13: 9781135705756
Print ISBN: 9781410601247

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