The Statistical Properties of the Survivor Interaction ContrastThe 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (2010)
AbstractThe Survivor Interaction Contrast (SIC) is a powerful tool for assessing the architecture and stopping rule of a model of mental processes (Townsend and Nozawa, 1995). Despite its demonstrated utility, the methodology has lacked a method for statistical testing until now. We will briefly describe the SIC then develop some basic statistical properties of the measure. These developments lead to a statistical test for rejecting certain classes of models based on the SIC. We verify these tests using simulated data, then demonstrate their use on data from a simple cognitive task.
- Survivor Interaction Contrast,
- stopping rule,
Publication DateAugust, 2010
Citation InformationJoseph W. Houpt and J. T. Townsend. "The Statistical Properties of the Survivor Interaction Contrast" The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (2010)
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