|Title||Last shall be first: A field study of biases in sequential performance evaluation on the Idol series|
|Authors||Page, L. and Page, K.|
When performances are evaluated they are very often presented in a sequential order. Previous research suggests that the sequential presentation of alternatives may induce systematic biases in the way performances are evaluated. Such a phenomenon has been scarcely studied in economics. Using a large dataset of performance evaluation in the Idol series (N=1522), this paper presents new evidence about the systematic biases in sequential evaluation of performances and the psychological phenomena at the origin of these biases.
|Journal||Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization|
|Journal citation||73 (2), pp. 186-198|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2009.08.012|