About Us

This site was founded as a clearinghouse, of sorts, to publicize our research on hypothesis generation and human judgment. Mike Dougherty began doing his research on hypothesis generation and judgment in 1993, when he joined Dr. Charles Gettys at the University of Oklahoma. A few years later in 1995, Rick Thomas (then an undergraduate at Oklahoma) joined Mike in the Gettys lab, and began collaborating on various projects, including research that would form the basis of their work on hypothesis generation and judgment. Although the technical details of their research are a product of Mike and Rick's tight collaboration (not to mention almost daily conversations), many the ideas for their research can be traced back to early work by Chuck Gettys, who passed away in May of 1997.