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How do decision time and realism affect map-based decision making?


Wilkening, J; Fabrikant, Sara I (2011). How do decision time and realism affect map-based decision making? In: Egenhofer, M; Giudice, N; Moratz, R; Worboys, M. Spatial Information Theory. Heidelberg: Springer, 1-19.

Abstract

We commonly make decisions based on different kinds of maps, and under varying time constraints. The accuracy of these decisions often can decide even over life and death. In this study, we investigate how varying time constraints and different map types can influence people’s visuo-spatial decision making, specifically for a complex slope detection task involving three spatial dimensions. We find that participants’ response accuracy and response confidence do not decrease linearly, as hypothesized, when given less response time. Assessing collected responses within the signal detection theory framework, we find that different inference error types occur with different map types. Finally, we replicate previous findings suggesting that while people might prefer more realistic looking maps, they do not necessarily perform better with them.

Abstract

We commonly make decisions based on different kinds of maps, and under varying time constraints. The accuracy of these decisions often can decide even over life and death. In this study, we investigate how varying time constraints and different map types can influence people’s visuo-spatial decision making, specifically for a complex slope detection task involving three spatial dimensions. We find that participants’ response accuracy and response confidence do not decrease linearly, as hypothesized, when given less response time. Assessing collected responses within the signal detection theory framework, we find that different inference error types occur with different map types. Finally, we replicate previous findings suggesting that while people might prefer more realistic looking maps, they do not necessarily perform better with them.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 12:56
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 15:32
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:6899
ISSN:0302-9743
ISBN:978-3-642-23195-7
Additional Information:10th International Conference, COSIT 2011, Belfast, ME, USA, September 12-16, 2011. Proceedings
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23196-4_1

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