Better than average? When can we say that subsampling of items is better than statistical summary representations?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Myczek and Simons (2008) have described a computational model that subsamples a few items from a set with high accuracy, showing that this approach can do as well as, or better than, a model that captures statistical representations of the set. Although this is an intriguing existence proof, some caution should be taken before we consider their approach as a model for human behavior. In particular, I propose that such simulation-based research should be based on a more expanded range of phenomena and that it should include more accurate representations of errors in judgments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ariely, D

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1325 - 1326

PubMed ID

  • 18927014

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5962

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-5117

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3758/pp.70.7.1325


  • eng