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Last shall be first: A field study of biases in sequential performance evaluation on the Idol series

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    When performances are evaluated they are very often presented in a sequential order. Previous research suggests that the sequential presentation of alternatives may induce systematic biases in the way performances are evaluated. Such a phenomenon has been scarcely studied in economics. Using a large dataset of performance evaluation in the Idol series (N=1522), this paper presents new evidence about the systematic biases in sequential evaluation of performances and the psychological phenomena at the origin of these biases.

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    Volume (Year): 73 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 186-198

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:73:y:2010:i:2:p:186-198
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