Indices of discrimination or diagnostic accuracy: their ROCs and implied models.

@article{Swets1986IndicesOD,
  title={Indices of discrimination or diagnostic accuracy: their ROCs and implied models.},
  author={John A. Swets},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1986},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={100-17}
}
Tasks in which an observation is the basis for discriminating between two confusable alternatives are used widely in psychological experiments. Similar tasks occur routinely in many practical settings in which the objective is a diagnosis of some kind. Several indices have been proposed to quantify the accuracy of discrimination, whether the focus is on an observer's capacity or skill, on the usefulness of tools designed to aid an observer, or on the capability of a fully automated device. The… CONTINUE READING
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