Accession Number : AD0623770
Title : OPTIMAL PROCEDURE FOR AN N-STATE TESTING AND LEARNING PROCESS. II.
Descriptive Note : Professional paper,
Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Karush,W. ; Dear,R. E.
Report Date : 18 OCT 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : The paper is a continuation of work on optimal strategies for presentation of items in an N-trial learning experiment. In AD-611 056 and AD-610 696 it was shown (under certain assumptions) that the following decision rule generated an optimal sequencing: in any trial present the item for which the probability of being in the learned state is least. In the present paper it is shown that this rule is optimal for a more general learning model than any considered earlier; the new model allows for the possibility that a subject may respond incorrectly to a test on an item, even though he 'knows' the item. (Author)
Descriptors : (*LEARNING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, PROBABILITY), OPTIMIZATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DECISION THEORY, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE