Wikipedia outperforms individuals when it comes to hindsight bias

  title={Wikipedia outperforms individuals when it comes to hindsight bias},
  author={Aileen Oeberst and Ina von der Beck and Ulrike Cress and Steffen Nestler},
  journal={Psychological Research},
Hindsight bias—the tendency to overestimate in hindsight what one knew in foresight—is a robust and pervasive human error. A recent study with Wikipedia articles, however, found evidence for a hindsight bias only for disasters but not for any other event category (e.g., elections). Although this might suggest Wikipedia articles to be less biased than individuals, alternative explanations had not been ruled out. The present study set out to answer this question by comparing individuals’ and… 

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