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Elementary Signal Detection Theory$
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Thomas D. Wickens

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195092509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092509.001.0001

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Forced-choice procedures

Forced-choice procedures

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(p.93) Chapter 6 Forced-choice procedures
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Elementary Signal Detection Theory
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Thomas D. Wickens

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092509.003.0006

In a forced-choice design, the observer is presented with two stimuli, one of which contains a signal and one not, and they must decide which is which. This chapter describes how to apply the signal-detection model to the situation and relates it to the single-signal procedure in the area theorem.

Keywords:   area theorem, forced choice, position bias

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