"Wording seem less clear the..."


by Malo Bourgon Feb 28 2016

\(This is called a "frequency visualization"\. When talking to people unfamiliar with Bayes, multiple studies show that talking about 20 patients produces better problem\-solving ability than talking about 20% of patients\.\)

Wording seem less clear then it could be here, what does it mean to say it “produces better problem-solving.” What about something like:

. . . that participants arrive at the correct answer more often when the problems is presented in terms of frequencies, 20 patients, rather then probabilities, 20% of patients.”