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ERIC Number: EJ963284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Computer-Mediated Counter-Arguments and Individual Learning
Hsu, Jack Shih-Chieh; Huang, Hsieh-Hong; Linden, Lars P.
Educational Technology & Society, v14 n4 p111-123 2011
This study explores a de-bias function for a decision support systems (DSS) that is designed to help a user avoid confirmation bias by increasing the user's learning opportunities. Grounded upon the theory of mental models, the use of DSS is viewed as involving a learning process, whereby a user is directed to build mental models so as to reduce the tendency to consider only data that supports any preexisting mental models. The results of an experiment suggest that a de-bias function, called computer-mediated counter-argument (CMCA), facilitates individual learning and improves decision satisfaction. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A