2nd Edition

A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods 2nd Edition

    408 Pages 103 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    408 Pages 103 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods demonstrates how to better understand decision outcomes by studying decision processes, through the introduction of a number of exciting techniques. Decades of research have identified numerous idiosyncrasies in human decision behavior, but some of the most recent advances in the scientific study of decision making involve the development of sophisticated methods for understanding decision process—known as process tracing. In this volume, leading experts discuss the application of these methods and focus on the best practices for using some of the more popular techniques, discussing how to incorporate them into formal decision models.

    This edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated throughout, and now includes new chapters on mouse tracking, protocol analysis, neurocognitive methods, the measurement of valuation, as well as an overview of important software packages. The volume not only surveys cutting-edge research to illustrate the great variety in process tracing techniques, but also serves as a tutorial for how the novice researcher might implement these methods.

    A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods will be an essential read for all students and researchers of decision making.


    Chapter One Eye Fixations as a Process Trace

    J. Edward Russo

    Chapter Two Pervasive Eye-Tracking for Real-World Consumer Behavior Analysis
    Andreas Bulling and Michel Wedel

    Chapter Three Investigating Pupil Dilation in Decision Research

    Joseph Tao-yi Wang and Wei James Chen

    Chapter Four A Primer on Eye-Tracking Methodology for Behavioral Science

    Jacob L. Orquin and Kenneth Holmqvist

    Chapter Five Increasing reproducibilty of Eye-Tracking Studies: The EyeGuidelines

    Susann Fiedler, Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Frank Renkewitz, and Jacob L. Orquin

    Chapter Six (Re)Visiting the Decision Factory: Observing Cognition with MouselabWEB

    Martijn C. Willemsen and Eric J. Johnson

    Chapter Seven Comparing Process Tracing Paradigms: Tracking Attention via Mouse and Eye Movements

    Ana M. Franco-Watkins, Hayden K. Hickey, and Joseph G. Johnson

    Chapter Eight Mouse-tracking: A Practical guide to Implementation and Analysis

    Pascal J. Kieslich, Felix Henninger, Dirk U. Wulff, Jonas M. B. Haslbeck, and Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck

    Chapter Nine Mouse-Tracking: Detecting Types in Movement Trajectories

    Dirk U. Wulff, Jonas M. B. Haslbeck, Pascal J. Kieslich, Felix Henninger, and Michael Schulte-Mecklenbec

    Chapter Ten Mouse-Tracking to Understand Real-Time Dynamics of Social Cognition

    Benjamin S. Stillerman and Jonathan B. Freeman

    Chapter Eleven Measuring Electrodermal Activity and its Applications in Judgment and Decision Making Research

    Bernd Figner, Ryan O. Murphy, and Paul Siegel

    Chapter Twelve Response Times as Identification Tools for Cognitive Processes Underlying Decisions

    Mario Fifić, Joseph W. Houpt, and Jörg Rieskamp

    Chapter Thirteen A Practical Guide for Automated Facial Emotion Classification

    Sabrina Stöckli, Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Stefan Borer and Andrea C. Samson

    Chapter Fourteen EEG and ERPs as Neural Process Tracing Methodologies in Decision Making Research

    Mary E. Frame

    Chapter Fifteen Decision Neuroscience: fMRI Insights into Choice Processes

    Vinod Venkatraman and Crystal Reeck

    Chapter Sixteen Probing the Decisional Brain with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

    Nadège Bault, Elena Rusconi, and Giorgio Coricelli

    Chapter Seventeen Verbal Reports and Decision Process Analysis

    Rob Ranyard and Ola Svenson

    Chapter Eighteen Thinking Aloud during Superior Performance on Tasks Involving Decision Making

    K. Anders Ericsson and Jerad Moxley

    Chapter Nineteen Tracking Free Information Access: The Method of Active Information Search

    Oswald Huber, Anton Kühberger, and Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck

    Chapter Twenty Uncovering the Anatomy of Search Without Technology

    Dirk U. Wulff and Ralph Hertwig

    Chapter Twenty-one Process Tracing, Sampling, and Drift Rate Construction

    Neil Stewart and Timothy L. Mullett

    Chapter Twenty-Two Using Multiple Methods to Elicit Choices and to Identify Strategies

    Ulrich Hoffrage and Nils Reisen

    Chapter Twenty-Three Testing Cognitive Models by a Joint Analysis of Multiple Dependent Measures Including Process Data

    Andreas Glöckner and Marc Jekel

    Chapter Twenty-Four Using Process Tracing Data to Define and Test Process Models

    Joseph G. Johnson and Mary E. Frame



    Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck is a senior lecturer for methods at the University of Bern Business School and an Adjunct Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

    Anton Kühberger is Professor of Psychology at the University of Salzburg.

    Joseph G. Johnson Department Chair and Professor of Psychology at Miami University, Ohio.