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Effects of question formats on causal judgments and model evaluation

Shou, Yiyun; Smithson, Michael

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Evaluation of causal reasoning models depends on how well the subjects' causal beliefs are assessed. Elicitation of causal beliefs is determined by the experimental questions put to subjects. We examined the impact of question formats commonly used in causal reasoning research on participant's responses. The results of our experiment (Study 1) demonstrate that both the mean and homogeneity of the responses can be substantially influenced by the type of question (structure induction vs. strength...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70825
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00467

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