ON THE EFFICIENCY OF PSYCHOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENT

Authors
  1. Taylor, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Toronto, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A previously proposed upper bound on the performance of psychophysical techniques that attempt to determine points on psychometric functions is shown to be a least upper bound. The existence of a realizable technique (the Robbins-Monro process) which asymptotically attains the performance of the proposed ideal shows that this ideal provides an appropriate basis from which to calculate the absolute as opposed to relative efficiency of real psychophysical measurement techniques. The concept of incremental efficiency is introduced.
Report Number
RP-762 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1971
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
J of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 49, no 2, (Part 2), 1971, p505-508
DSTKIM No
71-04425
CANDIS No
9828
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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