Chapter 9. The Partitive Conditional Probability

  1. Dr David Hardman1 and
  2. Professor Laura Macchi2
  1. Professor Laura Macchi

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001332X.ch9

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

How to Cite

Macchi, L. (2003) The Partitive Conditional Probability, in Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making (eds D. Hardman and L. Macchi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047001332X.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT, UK

  2. 2

    Facoltà e Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126 Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Facoltà e Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126 Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471494577

Online ISBN: 9780470013328

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Keywords:

  • conditional probability;
  • partitive hypothesis;
  • partitive conditional probability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Pragmatics Perspective: The Partitive Hypothesis

  • Non-partitive Formulations As the Origin of the Confusion of Conditional Probabilities

  • An Experimental Comparison between Partitive and Non-partitive Texts with Different Probabilistic Formats

  • Considerations on Frequency Format and Natural Sampling

  • On the Complementarity of Conditional Probabilities

  • An Application: The Use of DNA Evidence in Legal Decision Making

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix 9.1 Diploma Problem

  • Appendix 9.2 Disease Problem

  • Appendix 9.3 Disease Problem

  • References