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Continuous and discrete theories of detection and recognition

Richardson, John T. E. (1974). Continuous and discrete theories of detection and recognition. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 27(2) pp. 164–171.

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Some relationships between the mathematical representations of general theories of detection and recognition memory are considered. In particular, it is demonstrated that two classes of theory are formally equivalent, a result which confirms some informal suggestions made by Broadbent. However, the two kinds of theory are shown to be substantively distinguishable, insofar as they differ over the interpretation of the mathematical representation. This leads to certain asymmetries between the theories, and their differential predictions are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0007-1102
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49756
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:52
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