Heterogeneously informed group decision making under expert advice

Özer, Nergiz
Decision processes may be completed individually or coordinated by groups of people. Unstructured group decision making have its very own dynamics which are different than the processes completed individually. This thesis aims to extend the accumulation of knowledge on group decision processes. An experiment with three setting will be used to reveal advice utilization and confidence characteristics in a group receiving advice. All of the settings are composed of an individual decision making step and a group decision making step as a group of three. The same set of twenty general knowledge questions on a wide range of topics will be answered on both steps and for all Settings. On Setting 1, the participants will receive no advice on neither individual nor group decision making steps. On Setting 2, the participants will receive advice for only group decision making step. And on Setting 3 the participants will receive advice for only individual decision making step.