The wisdom of crowds : Impact of collective size and expertise transfer on collective performance

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages594-603
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Title47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
PlaceUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period6 - 9 January 2014

Abstract

We explore the performance of collectives on judgments tasks along two dimensions: crowd-size and expertise transferability. Based on an experimental investigation of the judgment ability of 478 subjects and sub-samples thereof, we identify that crowd-size matters, but only within limits. We also identify limited transferability of expertise, largely based on an anchor-and-adjust heuristic. Collective size and expertise transfer effects are moderated by task difficulty and are strongest for tasks in a medium difficulty range. © 2014 IEEE.

Citation Format(s)

The wisdom of crowds : Impact of collective size and expertise transfer on collective performance. / Wagner, Christian; Suh, Ayoung.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 594-603 6758676.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review