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Judgment and Decision Making leads in open data

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JDM IS TOO LEGIT TO CEASE IN ITS LEGITIMACY We came across this article that looks at the relationship between sharing data and other variables of interest. We were especially interested in its Figure 1 which shows the percentage articles having open data. The journals listed are: JDM – Judgment and Decision Making PLOS – […]

Edward Cokely wins FABBS 2017 Early Career Impact Award

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2017 FABBS AWARD WINNER FROM THE SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences) just announced the 2017 Early Career Impact Award winners. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major […]

The SJDM Newsletter is ready for download

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING NEWSLETTER   The quarterly Society for Judgment and Decision Making newsletter can be downloaded from the SJDM site: http://sjdm.org/newsletters/ Dan Goldstein SJDM Newsletter Editor

Tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, information communication

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A while back, Decision Science News put out a call to the Society for Judgment and Decision Making email list looking for “tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, and information communication”. Here are the results of that call.

4:1 longshot Trump wins election

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JUST ABOUT EVERYONE GOT IT WRONG, SOME CLASSES OF PREDICTIONS WERE LESS WRONG We know Decision Science News isn’t your main news source and assume you know that Donald Trump surprised many and won the election last night. Models like the Princeton Election Consortium, which put Clinton’s probability of winning at 99%, probably need re-examining. […]

Build your own distribution builders

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A distribution builder is a tool to elicit probability distributions from people. Now you can make your own.

Social science does not reward citing outside the field

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THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES DIFFER IN THIS REGARD We have talked in the past about how economics does not cite other fields much (see Pieters and Baumgartner, 2002). Are authors rewarded for writing papers this way? In social science, the answer seems to be yes. A recent article in Plos One “The Impact of […]

Power pose co-author: I do not believe that “power pose” effects are real.

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In light of considerable evidence that there is no meaningful effect of power posing, Dana Carney a co-author of the original article has come forth stating that she no longer believes in the effect.

Behavioral Science and Policy Association PolicyShop Blog

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Decision Science News readers may be interested in the Behavioral Science and Policy Association’s PolicyShop blog.

Prediction markets have to occasionally “get it wrong” to be calibrated

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Two recent events in the UK made it look like prediction markets’ predictions aren’t worth much. But looks can be deceiving.