Bias in proportion judgments: the cyclical power model.

@article{Hollands2000BiasIP,
  title={Bias in proportion judgments: the cyclical power model.},
  author={Justin G. Hollands and Brian Paul Dyre},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={
          500-24
        }
}
When participants make part-whole proportion judgments, systematic bias is commonly observed. In some studies, small proportions are overestimated and large proportions underestimated; in other studies, the reverse pattern occurs. Sometimes the bias pattern repeats cyclically with a higher frequency (e.g., overestimation of proportions less than .25 and between .5 and .75; underestimation otherwise). To account for the various bias patterns, a cyclical power model was derived from Stevens… CONTINUE READING
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