Andreas Mojzisch and Stefan Schulz-Hardt (2006)

Information sampling in group decision making : Sampling biases and their consequences

In: Information sampling and adaptive cognition, ed. by Fiedler, Klaus; Juslin, Peter. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, chap. Information sampling in group decision making : Sampling biases and their consequences, pp. 299-326. (ISBN: 0-521-53933-1).

Reviews the relationship between biased information sampling and biased decision-making processes in group decisions. A first part discusses two basic sampling biases in group information sampling: the tendency to focus on shared information and the tendency to discuss preference-consistent information. The relationship between these sampling biases and decision-making processes are discussed in a second part, in which the consequences of sampling biases for group decisions as well as the failure to make good group decisions despite unbiased information sampling are addressed. Suggestions for further research on group decision-making are given.

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