Intuitive Decision-making Based On Expertise May Deliver Better Results Than Analytical Approach

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  1. jzeno

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    When should I trust my gut? Linking domain expertise to intuitive decision-making effectiveness

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749597812000994?via=ihub

    Abstract
    Despite a growing body of scholarship on the concept of intuition, there is a scarcity of empirical research spotlighting the circumstances in which intuitive decision making is effective relative to analytical decision making. Seeking to address this deficiency, we conducted two laboratory studies assessing the link between domain expertise (low versus high) and intuitive decision-making effectiveness. These studies involved non-decomposable tasks across divergent expertise domains: basketball in Study 1 and designer handbag authentication in Study 2. Across both studies, and consistent with our overarching hypothesis, we found that the effectiveness of intuition relative to analysis is amplified at a high level of domain expertise. Taken together, our results demonstrate the importance of domain expertise in intuitive decision making and carry a number of theoretical and practical implications.

    Highlights
    ► We relate domain expertise to intuitive decision-making effectiveness.
    ► We compare intuition and analysis on non-decomposable tasks.
    ► We reveal circumstances in which people should “trust their gut”.


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    I think that's why science on health doesn't make sense anymore.

    It is all about analyzing micro information and forgetting to look at the bigger picture or meta analyzing a bunch of studies to find correlations so weak anybody can refute them with another meta analysis that concludes quite the contrary. For example, a study could show that one substance changes one marker and could possibly be a cure for x disease, but they don't try to see what other effects that substance has on the whole body.

    The Internet running off on studies also doesn't help. How many shallow articles say that so is good because 1 study said so and then, everybody tries it but it doesn't seem to do much, but they keep doing since a study said it was beneficial so it can't hurt. They end up feeling worse and don't understand why since what they are doing can't be wrong, they are following health advice backed by studies after all.
     
  4. Um....duh..... :)
     
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