Context effects are studied with the help of a variety of experimental setups. Often they use preferential choice tasks, but sometimes, also inference tasks are used. How do these differ from each other?

To my understanding, a (multi-alternative, multi-attribute) preferential choice task is this one:

Which of the 3 alternative cars would you buy, based on following 2 attributes?

And a (multi-alternative, multi-attribute) inferential task is that one:

Which of the 3 suspects has most likely committed the crime, based on the following 2 attributes?

  1. Have I phrased the tasks correctly? Are the examples valid?
  2. Is the difference that preferential choice requires the attributes that include subjectivity when comparing the attriubte to other attrs while inferential tasks explicitly use "objective" attributes?

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