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):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE