Estimating Time by Counting Hands
AbstractWe analyse retrospective time judging from a survey of more than fifty thousand reviews. Subjects were told to verbally estimate the time they had been waiting in the lounge until they entered the consulting room. The estimations ranged from 0 to 300 minutes. Our aim is to test whether subjects use round numbers when estimating time. We find that the round number is 5, although for longer intervals of time, the round number increases to 15, 30 and 60 minutes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for Social Syudies of Andalusia - Higher Council for Scientific Research in its series IESA Working Papers Series with number 0401.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Retrospective Time Perception; Verbal Estimation; Round Numbers.;
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