Statistical Reasoning: What is the Role of Interential Rule Training? Comment on Fong and Nisbett


Authors: 
Ploger, D., & Wilson, M.
Category: 
Volume: 
120
Pages: 
213-214
Year: 
1991
Publisher: 
Journal of Experimental Psychology, General
Abstract: 

Fong and Nisbett (1991) argued that, within the domain of statistics, people possess abstract rules; that the use of these rules can be improved by training; and that these training effects are largely independent of the training domain. Although their results indicate that there is a statisically significant improvement in performance due to training, they also indicate that, even after training, most college students do not apply that training to example problems.

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