Accession Number : AD0685180

Title :   SYSTEMS OF CONFIDENCE WEIGHTING: THEORY AND PRACTICE,

Corporate Author : SHUFORD-MASSENGILL CORP LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Shuford,Emir H. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The validity and existence of confidence can be established if and only if confidence measurements can be shown to predict events occurring outside of the person -- measurements which reflect the relation of the person to the world of objective and public events. The widely used external validity test suitably modified to take account of the possible existence of considerable amounts of misinformation and to recognize a base-line performance level provided by choice test information is the fundamental test for the validity of confidence measurement and of the existence of confidence. The technique is used to evaluate data obtained from Air Force basic airmen and officer candidates taking tests using the logarithmic scoring system of Valid Confidence testing. Data conclusively indicates that confidence exists and that this type of confidence testing yields more information than does choice testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), THEORY), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MEASUREMENT), AIR FORCE TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CURVE FITTING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE