The Importance of Disconfirming Information


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Disconfirming information helps prevent _____ which occurs when an individual looks only for information that confirms their as yet unsubstantiated beliefs.

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1. One of the reasons that strategic decision-makers often fail to review a full compliment of available data is because:

2. A condition commonly called _____ occurs when data collection and analysis becomes inappropriately broad or needlessly meticulous that the strategic decision-making activities become stalled.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz yourself on how much you know about the importance of disconfirming information. Answer multiple-choice questions on key areas like the term for an individual who looks solely for information that confirms their unproven beliefs and the main reason strategic decision-makers fail to review data that's available.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz, you'll be required to answer questions on the following:

  • Condition where strategic decision-makers become stalled
  • Area of decision-making process of solving the wrong problem
  • Situation when decision-makers only consider their own evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the significance of disconfirming information like the reason strategic-decision makers fail to review available data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of person who only looks for information to confirm their own beliefs and the point of the decision-making process when the wrong problem is being solved
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of situation where strategic decision-makers consider their own evidence and nothing to the contrary

Additional Learning

Learn more about strategic decision-making with the lesson called The Importance of Disconfirming Information. These topics will be discussed:

  • Disconfirming information definition
  • The way disconfirming information can prevent poor decisions
  • Data that can help to correct inaccurate information