Accession Number:

ADA102255

Title:

The Effects of Gender and Instructions on Calibration.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DECISION RESEARCH EUGENE OR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Two groups of subjects assessed their confidence in the accuracy of their answers to 200 general-knowledge two-alternative items. One group was given short instructions and the other lengthy instructions. The appropriateness of their confidence, called calibration, proved to be unrelated to both length of instruction and subjects gender. All but five of the 71 subjects were at least somewhat overconfident only six could be described as pretty well calibrated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE