Title: Comparing apples and pears in studies on magnitude estimations
Authors: Ebersbach, Mirjam ×
Luwel, Koen
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2013
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Series Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Article number: Front Psychol. 2013; 4: 332
Abstract: The present article is concerned with studies on magnitude estimations that strived to uncover the underlying mental representation(s) of magnitudes. We point out a number of methodological differences and shortcomings that make it difficult drawing general conclusions. To solve this problem, we propose a taxonomy by which those studies could be classified, taking into account central methodological aspects of magnitude estimation tasks. Finally, we suggest perspectives for future research on magnitude estimations, which might abandon the hunt for the mathematical model that explains estimations best and turn, instead, to investigate the underlying principles of estimations (e.g., strategies) and ways of their improvement.
ISSN: 1664-1078
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Instructional Psychology and Technology
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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