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Yi, Sheng Kung M.; Steyvers, Mark; Lee, Michael – Journal of Problem Solving, 2009
Bandit problems provide an interesting and widely-used setting for the study of sequential decision-making. In their most basic form, bandit problems require people to choose repeatedly between a small number of alternatives, each of which has an unknown rate of providing reward. We investigate restless bandit problems, where the distributions of…
Descriptors: Performance, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Rewards
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Chronicle, Edward P.; MacGregor, James N.; Lee, Michael; Ormerod, Thomas C.; Hughes, Peter – Journal of Problem Solving, 2008
Results on human performance on the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) from different laboratories show high consistency. However, one exception is in the area of individual differences. While one research group has consistently failed to find systematic individual differences across instances of TSPs (Chronicle, MacGregor and Ormerod), another…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Problem Solving, Performance, Research Problems