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Elementary Signal Detection Theory

Thomas D. Wickens


Signal detection theory describes how an observer makes decisions about weak, uncertain, or ambiguous events or signals. It is widely applied in psychology, medicine, and other related fields. This book describes the theory, explains its mathematical basis, and shows how to separate the observer's sensitivity to a signal from his or her tendency to say “yes” or “no.” Both detection of an event and discrimination between two events are treated. Chapters 1-4 describe the basic form of the signal-detection model and how to use it; Chapters 5-7 extend the model to different procedures such as iden ... More

Keywords: detection, discrimination, signal-detection theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195092509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas D. Wickens, author
University of California, Los Angeles