Accession Number : AD0712409


Title :   DECISION-THEORETIC PSYCHOMETRICS


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 1968-30 Jun 70


Corporate Author : SHUFORD-MASSENGILL CORP LEXINGTON MA


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/712409.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The major items of work performed under the contract are reviewed. Four recommendations are stated and justified: The notion and ideas of confidence testing should not be used in conjunction with admissible probability measurement because they interfere with the proper working of this new procedure; the truncated logarithmic scoring system, because of its unique properties, should be adopted as the standard measure of achievement and performance; operational use of admissible probability measurement should be implemented at a school only after thorough indoctrination and training of instructors; in every application of admissible probability measurement in an instructional setting, each student should continually assess the quality of his thinking process by keeping a running record showing if he tends either to overvalue or undervalue the validity of his reasoning as reflected in his score settings.


Descriptors :   *DECISION THEORY , *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , CONFIDENCE LIMITS , DECISION MAKING , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , RELIABILITY , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE