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The Measurement of Sensation$
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Donald Laming

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.001.0001

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The stimulus range

The stimulus range

(p.192) 12 The stimulus range
The Measurement of Sensation

Donald Laming

Oxford University Press

Exponents estimated for different stimulus continua are approximately inversely related to the log stimulus range; but that ceases to be true when comparisons are made between different ranges on the same continuum. This chapter looks at some problems arising from comparisons between different ranges within a common continuum, and from very first judgments in an experiment (for which stimulus range is undefined). But participants still have prior expectations about the task they have agreed to perform, and the chapter endeavours to relate the different results to those expectations.

Keywords:   power law exponent, prior expectations, range comparisons, very first judgments

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