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The Confidence Database

Rahnev, Dobromir and Sun, Sai (2020) The Confidence Database. Nature Human Behaviour, 4 (3). pp. 317-325. ISSN 2397-3374. doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0813-1.

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Understanding how people rate their confidence is critical for the characterization of a wide range of perceptual, memory, motor and cognitive processes. To enable the continued exploration of these processes, we created a large database of confidence studies spanning a broad set of paradigms, participant populations and fields of study. The data from each study are structured in a common, easy-to-use format that can be easily imported and analysed using multiple software packages. Each dataset is accompanied by an explanation regarding the nature of the collected data. At the time of publication, the Confidence Database (which is available at contained 145 datasets with data from more than 8,700 participants and almost 4 million trials. The database will remain open for new submissions indefinitely and is expected to continue to grow. Here we show the usefulness of this large collection of datasets in four different analyses that provide precise estimations of several foundational confidence-related effects.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Springer Nature Limited. Received 06 August 2019; Accepted 11 December 2019; Published 03 February 2020. The organization of the Confidence Database was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under award number R56MH119189 to D.R. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. Data availability: The Confidence Database is available at Code availability: Codes reproducing all analyses in this paper are available at Author Contributions: The Confidence Database was conceived and organized by D.R., who also drafted the paper. K. Desender, A.L.F.L. and D.R. performed the analyses. D.R., K. Davranche, A.L.F.L., W.T.A., D.A.-L., B.A., P.A., L.Y.A., F.B., J.W.B., I.B., D.P.B., T.F.B., J.C.-T., A.C., T.K.C., K.S.D., R.N.D., T.C.D., K.S.D., Y.A.D., N.F., K.F., E.F., T.G., R.M.G., V.d.G., S.G., N.H., M.H., T.-Y.H., X.H., I.I., M.J., J.K., M. Koculak, M. Konishi, C.K., P.D.K., S.C.K., M.L., K.M.L., C.M.L., L.L., B.M., A. Martin, S.M., J.M., A. Mazancieux, D.M.M., D.O., E.R.P., B.P., M.P., C.P., M.G.P., G.P., F.P., M. Rausch, S.R., G.R., M. Rouault, J. Sackur, S. Sadeghi, J. Samaha, T.X.F.S., M. Shekhar, M.T.S., M. Siedlecka, Z.S., C.S., D.S., S. Sun, J.J.A.v.B., S.W., C.T.W., G.W., M.W., X.X., Q.Y., J.Y., F.Z. and A.Z. contributed to the database. All of the contributors at the time of publication are listed as authors in alphabetical order except for the first three authors. All of the authors edited and approved the final version of the manuscript. The authors declare no competing interests.
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Official Citation:Rahnev, D., Desender, K., Lee, A.L.F. et al. The Confidence Database. Nat Hum Behav 4, 317–325 (2020).
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