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ACH, Cognitive Bias, and Politics

On Friday I got wiped out by the ‘flu, to the extent that I spent much of the last five days sleeping, or trying to. Fun, fun.

Somewhere along the way, though, I read an interesting paper on ACH – the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, which I’ve probably written about at some point in the past. Specifically, it’s a thesis paper by Drew Brasfield, a (former) student of Mercyhurst professor Kristan Wheaton, which attempted to determine both how objectively effective ACH is as an analytic tool, and how effective it is at mitigating cognitive bias.

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