Decision making of experts: Using intuition for solution of strategic tasks

VEGA 2/0064/13

Duration of the project:
01/2013 – 12/2016

Principal investigator:
PaedDr. Vladimíra Čavojová, PhD.

List of scientific co-workers:
Ing. Mgr. Róbert Hanák, PhD.
PhDr. Eva Ballová Mikušková, PhD.
PhDr. Daniela Kusá, CSc.
Mgr. Martin Majerník, Msc.
Mgr. Marek Jurkovič

Intuition in research of judgment and decision making (JDM) is a relatively new issue with implications on experts’ decision making, effectiveness of analytical and intuitive processes in the quality of JDM. It lies at the intersection between the most significant traditions of JDM research – Heuristics and Biases program of Kahneman and Tversky, ecological rationality of Gigerenzer and the ABC group, and naturalistic decision making of Klein, which define intuition differently and also differ in the view of expert decision making. The aim of this project is to analyze strong and weak points of theoretical models in JDM and their validity for studying intuitive decision making in experts. The empirical research will be realized with experts and non-experts, thus enabling to gain knowledge of people’s use of analytic and intuitive decision making. In other words, which cognitive processes and components of environment participate in the choice of weighted decisional strategies versus fast and frugal heuristics.

Key words:
intuition, strategic decision making, experts, decision making strategies, ecological rationality, naturalistic decision making