Figure 5 : Average sampling errors, , for individuals attempting to estimate the average initial preference xopt by randomly sampling n′ group mates in a group of size n = 16.

From: Convergence to consensus in heterogeneous groups and the emergence of informal leadership

Figure 5

Individuals are ranked by their relative agreeability within the group from the lowest on the left to the highest on the right. Individual agreeability was chosen with a uniform probability from the interval (0, 1) and persuasiveness was fixed at 1. (a) n′ = 4, (b) n′ = 8, and (c) n′ = 16. 5,000 runs for each parameter combination with random formation of dyads and initial preferences drawn from a uniform distribution on the interval (0, 1).