
Accession Number : AD0764192
Title : Application of the Binomial Probability Distribution and Discrimination Net Theory in Modeling ShortTerm Human Memory in a Console Operator Situation.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Ball,Eugene , III
Report Date : JUN 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : Recall of pairedassociate, binarycoded, threedigit numbers was tested in an effort to determine the applicability of the binomial probability distribution in modeling shortterm, human memory. The use of discrimination net theory principles in tests of recall was examined. The analysis showed the binomial probability distribution to be applicable in modeling memory to the 0.95 level of significance, but the model is not capable of universal application. Its application may be as localized as the assumptions made about it and its functional frame of reference, the console operator. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), RECALL, BINARY ARITHMETIC, NUMBERS, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), CONTROL PANELS, THESES
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE