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Chess Masters' Hypothesis Testing

@inproceedings{CowleyCunningham2004ChessMH,
  title={Chess Masters' Hypothesis Testing},
  author={Michelle B. Cowley-Cunningham and R. Byrne},
  year={2004}
}
Falsification may demarcate science from non-science as the rational way to test the truth of hypotheses. But experimental evidence from studies of reasoning shows that people often find falsification difficult. We suggest that domain expertise may facilitate falsification. We consider new experimental data about chess experts’ hypothesis testing. The results show that chess masters were readily able to falsify their plans. They generated move sequences that falsified their plans more readily… Expand

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