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Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory

Ed. by Baurmann, Michael / Leist, Anton / Tranow, Ulf

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2365-9858
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Volume 34, Issue 2

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Meta-Induction and the Wisdom of Crowds

Christian J. Feldbacher
Published Online: 2016-02-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auk-2012-0213

Abstract

In their paper on the influence of meta-induction to the wisdom of the crowd, Paul Thorn and Gerhard Schurz argue that adding meta-inductive methods to a group influences the group positively, whereas replacing independent methods of a group with meta-inductive ones may have a negative impact. The first fact is due to an improvement of average ability of a group, the second fact is due to an impairment of average diversity within a group by meta-induction. In this paper some critical remarks to meta-inductive group expansion and replacement are made. In particular it is stressed that both ability and diversity are of equal importance to a group's performance.

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Published Online: 2016-02-11

Published in Print: 2012-11-01


Citation Information: Analyse & Kritik, Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 367–382, ISSN (Online) 2365-9858, ISSN (Print) 0171-5860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auk-2012-0213.

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