(Redirected from rules of thumb)
- AKA: Rule of Thumb.
- a Human Heuristic, such as: "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned"
- See: Heuristic Model, Problem Solving Capability, Hypothesis, Common Sense, Problem Solving, Educated Guess.
- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/heuristic Retrieved:2014-1-7.
- Heuristic ( /yʉ/; Greek: "Εὑρίσκω", "find" or "discover") refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that give a solution which is not guaranteed to be optimal. Where the exhaustive search is impractical, heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution via mental shortcuts to ease the cognitive load of making a decision. Examples of this method include using a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, stereotyping, or common sense.
- Pearl, Judea (1983). Heuristics: Intelligent Search Strategies for Computer Problem Solving. New York, Addison-Wesley, p. vii. ISBN 978-0-201-05594-8