Range of Confidence Scale and Consumer Knowledge Calibration

Pillai, Kishore Gopalakrishna (2014) Range of Confidence Scale and Consumer Knowledge Calibration. Psychological Reports, 114 (1). pp. 149-155. ISSN 0033-2941

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Abstract

The study examined the effect of range of a confidence scale on consumer knowledge calibration, specifically whether a restricted range scale (25%–100%) leads to difference in calibration compared to a full range scale (0%–100%), for multiple-choice questions. A quasi-experimental study using student participants (N = 434) was employed. Data were collected from two samples; in the first sample (N = 167) a full range confidence scale was used, and in the second sample (N = 267) a restricted range scale was used. No differences were found between the two scales on knowledge calibration. Results from studies of knowledge calibration employing restricted range and full range confidence scales are thus comparable.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60968
DOI: 10.2466/03.01.PR0.114k15w5

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