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What failure in collective decision-making tells us about metacognition.

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Condorcet (1785) proposed that a majority vote drawn from individual, independent and fallible (but not totally uninformed) opinions provides near-perfect accuracy if the number of voters is adequately large. Research in social psychology has since then repeatedly demonstrated that collectives can and do fail more often than expected by Condorcet. Since human collective decisions often follow from exchange of opinions, these failures provide an exquisite opportunity to understand human commun...

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10.1098/rstb.2011.0420

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences More from this journal
Volume:
367
Issue:
1594
Pages:
1350-1365
Publication date:
2012-05-01
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Language:
English
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uuid:1d686d4a-5b4e-415a-8fae-a547a753bf8c
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430807
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2013-11-16

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