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