Leftmost-digit-bias in an enumerated public sector ? An experiment on citizens ’ judgment of performance information

@inproceedings{Olsen2013LeftmostdigitbiasIA,
  title={Leftmost-digit-bias in an enumerated public sector ? An experiment on citizens ’ judgment of performance information},
  author={Asmus Leth Olsen},
  year={2013}
}
  • Asmus Leth Olsen
  • Published 2013
Numerical performance information is increasingly important to political decision-making in the public sector. Some have suggested that biases in citizens’ processing of numerical information can be exploited by politicians to skew citizens’ perception of performance. I report on an experiment on how citizens evaluate numerical performance information from a public school context. The experiment is conducted with a large and diverse sample of the Danish population (N=1156). The analysis shows a… CONTINUE READING