
Accession Number : AD0250026
Title : A SUCCESSIVE INTERVALS ANALYSIS OF COLOR DIFFERENCES
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ
Personal Author(s) : HELM, CARL
Report Date : NOV 1960
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : Mellinger obtained a sixdimensional color space as the result of a multidimensional scaling experiment, rather than a threedimensional model whick would have been expected in terms of classical color theory. In the present experiment, a comparison of different subjects indicated a very high degree of uniformity in the subjects' responses. The analysis yielded a twelvedimensional multidimensional scale rather than the two(over) dimensional scale which would have been predicted by classical color theory. Upon transforming the interpoint distances by an exponential transformation and carrying out a reanalysis using the transformed distances, a twodimensional multidimensional scale resulted. The configuration of stimuli within this twodimensional multidimensional scale conformed very closely to the predictions of classical color theory. Mellinger's data were then obtained and reanalyzed after being appropriately transformed. The result obtained here was also much more nearly in conformity with the predictions of classical color theory. (Author)
Descriptors : *COLOR VISION, *COLORS, *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE