The Right Tool for the Job: Information-Processing Analysis in Categorization

@inproceedings{Gluck2001TheRT,
  title={The Right Tool for the Job: Information-Processing Analysis in Categorization},
  author={Kevin A. Gluck and James J. Staszewski and Howard B. Richman and Herbert A. Simon and Polly Delahanty},
  year={2001}
}
Smith and Minda (2000) showed that mathematical approximations of several popular categorization theories could be fit equally well to the average “percentage of ‘A’ responses” in their meta-analysis of studies that used the 5-4 category structure. They conclude that the 5-4 category structure is not a useful paradigm for explaining categorization in terms of cognitive processes. We disagree with their conclusion, and contend instead that the problem lies with the data collection and analysis… CONTINUE READING

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