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Gaissmaier, W., Fific, M., & Rieskamp, J.

Analyzing response times to understand decision processes

Gaissmaier, W., Fific, M., & Rieskamp, J. (2011).  Analyzing response times to understand decision processes.  In M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck, A. Kühberger, & R. Ranyard (Eds.), A handbook of process tracing methods for decision research: A critical review and user's guide (pp. 141–162).  New York: Psychology Press.

Abstract:  The central aim of contemporary research in cognitive psychology is the isolation of plausible cognitive mechanisms that are engaged in judgment and decision making. Given that a solely behavioral approach is unable to deal with some empirical phenomena, researchers have gradually begun exploring the cognitive principles underlying decision making. When two cognitive models predict the same outcome at the behavioral level, assuming completely different mechanisms, it becomes obvious that research focus should shift from testing the outcome to testing the actually assumed processes (Anderson, 1990). [...]

Keywords: response times, latency, process modeling.

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