What is a good experimental task for problem-solving? A paradigmatic discussion

Talk by Carsten Bergenholtz, Kristian Tylén and Oana Vuculescu

2018.09.10 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 11 Dec
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

 

Abstract

Experimental research on problem-solving relies on a wide variety of different tasks. Examples range from artificial low-dimensional problems such as the multi-armed bandit, to high-dimensional real natural science problems such as cooling down atoms. We take departure in recent discussions questioning the utility of canonical tasks for studying problem-solving. The aim is to discuss the potential benefits of a unifying framework and propose a tentative framework for experimental tasks. The talk is an atypical presentation since we want to spur a debate: What are the features of a task you deem essential for studying problem-solving? What is missing in the current experimental paradigm?

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Carsten Bergenholtz, Associate Professor, Department of Management

Kristian Tylén, Associate Professor, Center for Semiotics

Oana Vuculescu, Assictant Professor, Department of Management

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