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Does consulting with others affect answerability judgments of difficult questions?

Journal article
Authors Carl Martin Allwood
Bodil Karlsson
Sandra Buratti
Published in Social Influence
Volume 11
Issue 1
Pages 40-53
ISSN 1553-4510
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 40-53
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1080/15534510.2016.11...
https://gup.ub.gu.se/file/187947
Keywords Question answerability, judgments, pairs, individuals, polarization effect, CONFIDENCE JUDGMENTS, DECISION-MAKING, DONT KNOW, UNANSWERABLE, QUESTIONS, IGNORANCE, CHILDRENS, KNOWLEDGE, REALISM, ORGANIZATIONS, METAANALYSIS
Subject categories Psychology

Abstract

People's judgments of the answerability of questions relating to how things are in the world can have important consequences for society and people's lives. Thirty-one individuals and 30 pairs made answerability judgments of 20 general knowledge questions, many with less known, or unknown, answers. Four questions had high expected consensus regarding their answerability (consensus questions) and the rest had less expected consensus with respect to their answerability (non-consensus questions). The pairs showed two polarization effects: pairs gave higher answerability ratings for questions with answerability ratings over 80% and lower ratings than individuals for questions with the lower answerability ratings. Stronger consensus-seeking tendencies and a more active memory environment in the pairs may have contributed to these results.

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