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Estimation strategies of four groups

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Selected groups of 44 academic “pure” mathematicians, 44 accountants, 44 psychology students, and 44 English students were given Levine's (1982) computational estimation task, which involved mentally estimating the products and quotients of 20 multiplication and division problems and describing their strategies. The mathematicians were the most accurate estimators, and the English students the least accurate, with psychology students and accountants obtaining similar scores intermediate betwe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/135467996387499

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Dowker, A
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Mathematical Cognition Journal website
Volume:
2
Pages:
113-135
Publication date:
1996-01-01
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313177
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pubs:313177

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