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The representative reviewers project for the SJDM conference

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MAKING SURE THE REVIEWERS REFLECT THE MEMBERSHIP

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Perhaps because it is an election year in the US, we’ve been thinking a lot about proportional representation.

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) is a diverse academic society, with people coming from about seven academic fields (or groups of related fields). See above.

Nina Mazar (SJDM Program Committee Chair) and Dan Goldstein (SJDM President) have been thinking about the following question: What can we do to help assure the papers accepted to the SJDM conference reflect the interests of the membership?

This lead to the “representative reviewer project”. Based on the membership chart above and a simple R script, we tested candidate sets of reviewers to see how well they matched the interests of the society. We tweaked the set of reviewers until we got as close as we could to proportional representation of fields.

We’ve sent out invitations to a representative set of reviewers. If you’ve been invited, please say “yes”. You’re representing a whole category of researcher.

We keep saying “representative”, but one might ask “representative of what?” The survey of the membership just includes faculty (as opposed to students members) who have paid dues in the last three years. So it’s a bit backward looking, which is okay. If the society is going to change focus, it should do so slowly. We at the Decision Science News feel that the Society for Judgment and Decision Making should be about judgment and decision making. If one is not careful, the field can run away from it’s name, like how the field of social psychology is no longer about social psychology.

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.

SJDM members by field and gender

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ANALYSIS OF THE SJDM (SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING) MEMBERSHIP

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In order to make sure that decisions made for the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) reflect the membership of the Society, we wanted to see some stats about the membership. Unfortunately, good stats on the members don’t exist. Sure, we did some crude analyses a while back, mostly about geography. However, this time we we wanted more precise information about gender balance and academic disciplines. So, we undertook an analysis. This was a lot of work. Please see the end for the methods. But first, graphs!

Gender overall

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Count in all subfields

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Count in major subfields. In this figure:

  • Psych comprises Cognitive Psych, Social Psych and Psych (Other)
  • Business comprises Marketing, Org Behavior, and Econ

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Fields within gender

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Methods

  • Started with the member database
  • Excluded people who haven’t paid dues since 2012
  • Excluded student members
  • Excluded members who didn’t specify an institution in their profiles

This left 695 names. We then:

  • Went person by person through the list and looked them up online
  • Coded each person’s gender. We couldn’t determine it 5 times and coded it as NA
  • Coded each person’s academic field. If we couldn’t determine the field, usually because a lack of a CV, we coded it as NA. If the person worked in industry, we coded it as NA. There were 67 NAs for field overall.

This took about 10 hours, mostly done after dinner, in front of the television.

We coded things in the following way:

  • People working in Marketing departments were classified as Marketing
  • People working in Management or Organizational Behavior departments were classified as Org Behavior
  • People who had mostly Cognitive Psych or Cognitive Science publications were classified as Cognitive Psych
  • People who had mostly Social Psych publications were classified as Social Psych
  • People working in Neuroscience, Developmental Psych, and other kinds of psych were classified as Psych (Other)
  • People with a wide variety of psych publications were classified as Psych (Other)
  • People in Econ, Accounting, Finance, and OR were classified as Econ, Acct, Fin, OR
  • People in Policy, Law, and Medicine were classified as Policy, Law, Med

ADDENDUM

Mark Horowitz made a “Tree Map” from the data and sent it in. Thanks!

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This entry was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

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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/

best,
Dan Goldstein
SJDM President & Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.

SJDM 2016 starts this Friday November 20, 2015

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 2016 CONFERENCE AND RELATED EVENTS

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SJDM Conference
This year’s (2015) SJDM annual conference will be in Chicago, Illinois, at the Chicago Hilton, November 20-23. Late registration and welcome reception will take place the evening of Friday, November 20.

As of now you must register when you arrive at the meeting. The registration fee is $410 for regular members, $445 for non-members, and $205 for student members. Membership dues are still $35 ($10 for students).

This year’s program committee is Katherine Milkman (chair), Jack Soll, Nina Mazar, and Suzanne Shu

Tribute to Paul Slovic
A tribute for Paul Slovic that will take place Friday, November 20 from 5:30-7:30pm at the conference hotel (Hilton – Williford Room).

The program will celebrate Paul’s major contributions to research on preference construction, risk perception, and decisions by analysis versus decisions by feelings. It will highlight his influence on generations of JDM and other scholars and his leadership in using his work to address real world social problems. Ellen Peters will chair the session. The speakers will include well-known experts in risk perception and decision research including Daniel Kahneman, Baruch Fischhoff, Howard Kunreuther, John Payne, Bob O’Connor, Melissa Finucane, Bill Burns, Daniel Vastfjall, and Scott Slovic. Their presentations will build on Paul’s contributions, showing their relevance to current research and their promise for influencing future developments.We may even get Paul to say a few words at the end! The tribute is organized by Ellen Peters (Chair), John Payne, Craig Fox, and Melissa Finucane.

Neuroeconomics social
There will be an inaugural Society for Neuroeconomics mixer at SJDM. Whether you identify as a decision neuroscientist, neuroeconomist, or consumer neuroscientist, you are welcome at an evening of socializing and networking. Meet up with your old friends and make some new ones at this social during SJDM. Ian Krajbich and Crystal Reeck are organizing.

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: First Draft craft beer house – 649 S Clark http://www.firstdraftchicago.com/

Photo credit:https://flic.kr/p/p6HUhT

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015.

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/

This issue features the current program for the upcoming conference.

Enjoy!
Decision Science News / SJDM Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015.

The 2015 SJDM preliminary conference program is now available online

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SJDM CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 20-23, HILTON CHICAGO HOTEL

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The preliminary program for the 2015 conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, which takes place November 20-23, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton, is now available online. Get it.

Some key times / dates:

  • Friday November 20th, 5PM – Opening reception & registration
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30PM – Interview with Danny Kahneman
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 6PM – Einhorn award presentation
  • Sunday, November 22nd, 1:30PM – Keynote by Max Bazerman
  • Sunday, November 22nd, 4:45PM – Presidential address by Ellen Peters
  • Sunday, November 22nd, 9PM – Social event
  • Monday, November 23rd, 12:45PM – Conference ends
This entry was posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015.

SJDM deadline tomorrow

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR SJDM JUNE 20, 2015

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Just a reminder that the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference deadline is tomorrow, June 20, 2015.

It’s easy to submit (you only need a 600 word abstract), though tough to get in (historically about 25% of submissions are accepted).

Send your best decision-making work to:
http://www.sjdm.org/programs/2015-cfp.html

Find out more about the conference here.

This entry was posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015.

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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/

It features jobs, conferences, announcements, and more.

Enjoy!
Decision Science News / SJDM Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.

SJDM conference Chicago, Nov 20-23, 2015

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SOCIETY FOR JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 2015 DEADLINE JUNE 20

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The Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) invites abstracts for oral presentations and posters on any interesting topic related to judgment and decision making. Completed manuscripts are not required.

LOCATION, DATES, AND PROGRAM

SJDM’s annual conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 20-23, 2015. The conference will take place at the Hilton Chicago. Plenary events will include a keynote talk on Sunday, November 22nd delivered by Max Bazerman and an interview with Danny Kahneman on Saturday, November 21st conducted by Leif Nelson.

SUBMISSIONS

The deadline for submissions is June 20, 2015, end of the day. Submissions for symposia, oral presentations, and posters should be made through the SJDM website at http://www.sjdm.org/abstract-review/htdocs Technical questions can be addressed to the webmaster, Jon Baron, at webmaster at sjdm.org. All other questions can be addressed to the program chair, Katherine Milkman, at kmilkman at wharton.upenn.edu.

ELIGIBILITY

At least one author of each presentation must be a member of SJDM. Joining at the time of submission will satisfy this requirement. You may join SJDM at http://www.sjdm.org/join.html. An individual may give only one talk and present only one poster, but may be a co-author on multiple talks and/or posters. Please note that both the membership rule and the one-talk/one-poster rule will be strictly enforced.

NOTE FOR NON-US CITIZENS REQUIRING VISAS

Travelers from certain countries may need extra lead time to obtain travel documents. Although we are unable to accept talks early, we can provide notification of an “accepted presentation.” This means that you would at least be guaranteed a poster. We can do this because posters are typically evaluated only for content and most are accepted. If you submit a talk, you will receive a notice of an accepted presentation immediately, and a decision on your talk at the usual time. To take advantage of this option, you should still submit through the regular process, and also send a request to the program chair, Katherine Milkman, at kmilkman at wharton.upenn.edu.

AWARDS

The Best Student Poster Award is given for the best poster presentation whose first author is a student member of SJDM.

The Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award is intended to encourage outstanding work by new researchers. Applications are due June 30, 2015. Further details are available at http://www.sjdm.org/awards/einhorn.html. Questions can be directed to Neil Stewart, neil.stewart at warwick.ac.uk.

The Jane Beattie Memorial Fund subsidizes travel to North America for a foreign scholar in pursuits related to judgment and decision research, including attendance at the annual SJDM meeting. Further details will be available at http://www.sjdm.org/awards/beattie.html.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Katherine Milkman (Chair), Jack Soll, Nina Mazar, Suzanne Shu, Katherine Burson, Anuj Shah, Ana Franco-Watkins, Meng Li, and Mare Appleby (conference coordinator)

HILLEL EINHORN NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is inviting submissions for the Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage outstanding work by new researchers. Individuals are eligible if they have not yet completed their Ph.D. or if they have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years (on or after July 1, 2010). To be considered for the award, please submit a journal-style manuscript on any topic related to judgment and decision making.

In the case of co-authored papers, if the authors are all new investigators they can be considered jointly; otherwise, the new investigator(s) must be the primary author(s) and should be the primary source of ideas. Submissions in dissertation format will not be considered, but articles based on a dissertation are encouraged. Both reprints of published articles and manuscripts that have not yet been published are acceptable.

Submissions will be judged by a committee appointed by the Society. To be considered, submissions must be received by 30 June, 2015. The committee will announce the results to the participants by 15 October 2015. The award will be announced and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. The winner will be invited to give a presentation at that meeting. If the winner cannot obtain full funding from his/her own institution to attend the meeting, an application may be made to the Society for supplemental travel needs. This notice is here:

http://www.sjdm.org/awards/einhorn.html

with a link to the submission system here:

http://www.sjdm.org/awards/einhorn.upload.html

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

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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/

It features jobs, conferences, announcements, and more.

Enjoy!
Decision Science News / SJDM Newsletter Editor

This entry was posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015.