Published Online: 15 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science
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Hoffrage, U. 2005. Heuristics. Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science. .
- Published Online: 15 OCT 2005
A heuristic is a means for finding something – information, an insight, or a solution to a given problem. Examples range from inspecting the problem, through vaguely defined rules of thumb, to precisely defined procedures that can be implemented in computer programs.
- rule of thumb;
- problem space