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Unformatted text preview: III. Detectability Maximization Detectability refers to an ability to correctly identify events that are nonchance regardless of how dramatic or subtle. An emphasis on the detectability or power of a test (the avoidance of misses) generates the opposite pressure to that of reliability (the avoidance of false alarms). The more extreme the criteria for judging that an event is really unlikely by chance, (e.g., only if you hear roaring and trees splintering) the less likely you will mistake chance for real effect (i.e., make a false alarm) and the more likely it is to occur again given the same causes. Or in other words the more reliable the event will be. Unfortunately it also makes it more likely that you will overlook subtle but none the less real effects (e.g., not run away when a bear is simply walking up to the camp quietly (miss)). If you decide to be extremely bear is simply walking up to the camp quietly (miss))....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09