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Title: Anchoring biases affect repeated scores of thermal, moisture, tactile and comfort sensations in transient conditions
Authors: Raccuglia, Margherita
Heyde, Christian
Lloyd, Alex
Ruiz, Daniel
Hodder, S.G.
Havenith, George
Keywords: Clothing comfort
Self-reported data
Sensory assessments
Thermal sensation
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Springer (© The Authors)
Citation: RACCUGLIA, M. ... et al., 2018. Anchoring biases affect repeated scores of thermal, moisture, tactile and comfort sensations in transient conditions. International Journal of Biometeorology, 62 (11), pp.1945–1954
Abstract: In this study, we addressed potential biases which can occur when sensorial scores of temperature, wetness and discomfort are repeatedly reported, in transient exercise conditions. We pointed out that, when repeatedly reported, previous sensorial scores can be set by the participants as reference values and the subsequent score may be given based on the previous point of reference, the latter phenomenon leading to a bias which we defined as 'anchoring bias'. Indeed, the findings shown that subsequent sensorial scores are prone to anchoring biases and that the bias consisted in a systematically higher magnitude of sensation as compared to when reported a single time only. As such, the study allowed recognition, quantification and mitigation of the identified bias which can improve the methodological rigour of research studies involving assessments of sensorial data in transient conditions.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Springer under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The research presented was co-funded by Adidas FUTURE Sport Science Team, Germany, and the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, Loughborough University
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-018-1595-2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34465
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-018-1595-2
ISSN: 0020-7128
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