I am interested in understanding how information sources such as expert testimony or internet searches guide our decision making processes. More specifically, how do we learn about the reliability of these information sources, and in what ways can we can we modify the structure of these sources to help facilitate more successful decision making practices. I plan to use a combination of formal models of heuristics (from the Ecological Rationality framework), as well as Bayesian Cognitive Modeling to guide this research.
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