Accession Number : AD0610696

Title :   OPTIMAL PROCEDURE FOR AN N-STAGE TESTING AND LEARNING PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Karush,W. ; dear,R. E.

Report Date : 07 JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The paper extends the main results of AD-610 700 ('Optimal Stimulus Presentation Strategy for a Stimulus Sampling Model of Learning - II,' SDC document SP-1898, December 1964) to a more general learning model than the one considered there. The new model allows the 'learning rate,' i. e., the probability of transition from the unconditioned to the conditioned state in a single trial, to be different for a subject who has responded incorrectly in a trial than for one who has responded correctly. These rates were previously assumed to be the same. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, PROBABILITY), SAMPLING, OPTIMIZATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DECISION MAKING, DECISION THEORY, ERRORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE