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Perceptual Commensuration in Decision Tables
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Barry F. Anderson, Portland State University
  • Raffaella Misuraca, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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This paper calls attention to design features that could enhance the helpfulness of the decision table to decision makers trying to get a better intuitive grasp of the choices facing them. The experiments reported here show that the grey scale is more facilitative than the number scale for problem comprehension as measured by the identification of dominance and the identification of non-additivity, each of which requires a view of the decision problem that is sensitive to patterns across attributes. Additional design features that could enhance the decision makers’ grasp of the choices facing them are suggested for further research.

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Anderson, B. F., & Misuraca, R. (2017). Perceptual commensuration in decision tables. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(3), 544-553.