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Taking Problem-Solving Seriously

Genot, Emmanuel LU and Jacot, Justine LU (2012) p.13-23
Abstract
Instructions in Wason’s Selection Task underdetermine empirical subjects’ representation of the underlying problem, and its admissible solutions. We model the Selection Task as an (ambiguous) interrogative learning problem, and reasoning to solutions as: (a) selection of a representation of the problem; and: (b) strategic planning from that representation. We argue that recovering Wason’s ‘normative’ selection is possible only if both stages are constrained further than they are by Wason’s formulation. We conclude comparing our model with other explanatory models, w.r.t. to empirical adequacy, and modeling of bounded rationality.
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  abstract     = {Instructions in Wason’s Selection Task underdetermine empirical subjects’ representation of the underlying problem, and its admissible solutions. We model the Selection Task as an (ambiguous) interrogative learning problem, and reasoning to solutions as: (a) selection of a representation of the problem; and: (b) strategic planning from that representation. We argue that recovering Wason’s ‘normative’ selection is possible only if both stages are constrained further than they are by Wason’s formulation. We conclude comparing our model with other explanatory models, w.r.t. to empirical adequacy, and modeling of bounded rationality.},
  author       = {Genot, Emmanuel and Jacot, Justine},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {13--23},
  title        = {Taking Problem-Solving Seriously},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/6085022/3172560.pdf},
  year         = {2012},
}