Comparing models of rule-based classification learning: a replication and extension of Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins (1961).


We partially replicate and extend Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins's (1961) classic study of task difficulty for learning six fundamental types of rule-based categorization problems. Our main results mirrored those of Shepard et al., with the ordering of task difficulty being the same as in the original study. A much richer data set was collected, however… (More)


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