Experimental paradigms emphasising state or process limitations: I effects on speed-accuracy tradeoffs

Vickers, D, Burt, J, Smith, P and Brown, M (1985) Experimental paradigms emphasising state or process limitations: I effects on speed-accuracy tradeoffs. Acta Psychologica, 59 2: 129-161. doi:10.1016/0001-6918(85)90017-4


Author Vickers, D
Burt, J
Smith, P
Brown, M
Title Experimental paradigms emphasising state or process limitations: I effects on speed-accuracy tradeoffs
Journal name Acta Psychologica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-6918
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0001-6918(85)90017-4
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 161
Total pages 33
Language eng
Subject 2805 Cognitive Neuroscience
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract The distinction between E (experimenter-controlled) and S (subject-controlled) experimental paradigms is related to the macro- and the micro-tradeoff between speed andaccuracy, and to the distinction between state and process (or resource and data) limitations. A discrimination task is described, involving E and S conditions, which respectively emphaise state or process limitations on the quantity or quality of information utilised by the subject. Results from both conditions show a clear difference between macro- and micro-tradeoffs, are inconsistent with a number of fixed- and variable-sample decision models, but can be explained in terms of an accumalator process. On this basis, a taxonomy of performance functions is proposed, and it is concluded that differences between macro- and macro-tradeoffs and distinctions between state and process limitations, can be understood only in terms of a detailed model of how information is processed by the subject.
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