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Strategies for advice taking : the role of epistemic social information

Wallin, Annika LU and Richard, McElreath (2015) In Economics and Philosophy 31(1). p.67-91
Abstract
How does an individual decision maker update his or her beliefs in the light of others’ beliefs? We present an empirical investigation that varies decision makers’ access to other peoples’ beliefs: whether they know what course of action others have taken (in this case how a problem is solved) and whether they know why this course of action was taken (why a particular solution is preferred).We propose a number of process models of advice taking that do and do not accommodate the reasons given for belief (epistemic social information), and evaluate which is used through model comparison techniques.
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epistemic information, conformity, Advice, imitation, social information
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Economics and Philosophy
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31
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1
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67 - 91
publisher
Cambridge University Press
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0266-2671
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10.1017/S0266267114000406
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English
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  author       = {Wallin, Annika and Richard, McElreath},
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  keyword      = {epistemic information,conformity,Advice,imitation,social information},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {67--91},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Economics and Philosophy},
  title        = {Strategies for advice taking : the role of epistemic social information},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266267114000406},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2015},
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