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 1985-01-01
Year available 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0001-6918(85)90017-4
Open Access Status
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 161
Total pages 33
Place of publication AMSTERDAM
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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.
Keyword Psychology, Experimental
Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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