Generating and evaluating options for decision making: the impact of sequentially presented evidence.

@article{Sprenger2012GeneratingAE,
  title={Generating and evaluating options for decision making: the impact of sequentially presented evidence.},
  author={Amber Marie Lehman Sprenger and Michael R. Dougherty},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={550-75}
}
We examined how decision makers generate and evaluate hypotheses when data are presented sequentially. In the first 2 experiments, participants learned the relationship between data and possible causes of the data in a virtual environment. Data were then presented iteratively, and participants either generated hypotheses they thought caused the data or rated the probability of possible causes of the data. In a 3rd experiment, participants generated hypotheses and made probability judgments on… CONTINUE READING

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