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Variability in the interpretation of Dutch probability phrases - a risk for miscommunication

  title={Variability in the interpretation of Dutch probability phrases - a risk for miscommunication},
  author={S. Willems and C. Albers and I. Smeets},
  journal={arXiv: Other Statistics},
Verbal probability phrases are often used to express estimated risk. In this study, focus was on the numerical interpretation of 29 Dutch probability and frequency phrases, including several complementary phrases to test (a)symmetry in their interpretation. Many of these phrases had not been studied before. The phrases were presented in the context of ordinary situations. The survey was distributed among both statisticians and non-statisticians with Dutch as their native language. The… Expand
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