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Is Research Irrational?

Jun 07 2010 Published by admin under research bias

Dan Ariely’s work in behavioural economics is famous (and profound) in terms of breaking down the minutiae of human behaviour, through elegant experiments which measure what people really do in specific contexts, as opposed to what we all believe we do (which is often very different). ┬áMany of his findings are stark and counter-intuitive: for instance, that bigger bonuses actually reduce performance rather than improve it!

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