
Accession Number : AD0623770
Title : OPTIMAL PROCEDURE FOR AN NSTATE 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 Ntrial learning experiment. In AD611 056 and AD610 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