Accession Number : AD0775282

Title :   Pattern Analysis: Method and Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Weitzman,Ronald A.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The report describes and illustrates a method of selecting items and scoring responses so as to produce maximal predictive validity for a specified criterion. The responses must be binary, e.g., correct/incorrect or yes/no. Results show that the method, stepwise pattern analysis, yields higher predictive validities for a small number of items than other methods do for many more. Through its ability to score both aptitude and biographical items together, moreover, pattern analysis can provide an automatic correction for possible test bias. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patterns, *Statistical analysis, Regression analysis, Discriminate analysis, Computations, Computer programs, Selection

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE