The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology

@article{Swets1973TheRO,
  title={The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology},
  author={J. Swets},
  journal={Science},
  year={1973},
  volume={182},
  pages={1000 - 990}
}
  • J. Swets
  • Published 1973
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
The clinician looking, listening, or feeling for signs of a disease may far prefer a false alarm to a miss, particularly if the disease is serious and contagious. On the other hand, he may believe that the available therapy is marginally effective, expensive, and debilitating. The pilot seeing the landing lights only when they are a few yards away may decide that his plane is adequately aligned with the runway if he is alone and familiar with that plight. He may be more inclined to circle the… Expand
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