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Fooled By Numbers: Why People Think 24 Months Takes Longer Than 2 Years, a Review

Fooled By Numbers: Why People Think 24 Months Takes Longer Than 2 Years, a Review

How numerical information is displayedHow numerical information is displayedPaul Roberts is an active member of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC) and was invited to review a recent article featured in their publication, The Jury Expert.

The article, Fooled By Numbers: Why People Think That 24 Months Takes Longer Than 2 Years, was written by Mario Pandelaere, PhD and discusses his theory regarding the relationship between how quantitative information is displayed and how it impacts the judgments and decisions people make.

In his role as senior case manager, Paul works with the country’s top trial teams on a wide variety of cases ranging from complex, intellectual property litigation to commercial disputes and class-action lawsuits. Through his experience, Paul brings a unique perspective to his review and the connection Pandelaere makes between the quantitative biases that people exhibit and the potential for those biases to be exploited in the courtroom in order to influence a jury’s evaluation of numerical information.

To view a full copy of Pandelaere’s article and Paul Robert’s review, please visit The Jury Expert. The Jury Expert is a publication of the ASTC. Each issue delivers perspectives and research related to the Art and Science of Litigation Advocacy.

Fooled By Numbers: Why People Think 24 Months Takes Longer Than 2 Years, a Review

Appeared in The Jury Expert

September 26, 2011

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Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts works with The Focal Point as a consulting senior trial consultant. Paul has worked with the country’s top trial teams on a wide variety of cases ranging from complex intellectual property litigation to commercial disputes and class-action lawsuits.

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