Letters To The Editor  |   March 1965
Thresholds and (or?) Signal Detection Theory
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Letters To The Editor   |   March 1965
Thresholds and (or?) Signal Detection Theory
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1965, Vol. 8, 97-98. doi:10.1044/jshr.0801.97
History: Received June 25, 1964
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1965, Vol. 8, 97-98. doi:10.1044/jshr.0801.97
History: Received June 25, 1964

Discussions of signal detection theory and psychophysics (acquiring thresholds) appear unanimous in condemning the threshold as an adequate measure of the sensory system of a listener. The viewpoint is here presented that signal detection theory and thresholds need not he antagonistic concepts. Rather, a plea is made for the utilization of signal detection theory information to develop more adequate threshold-obtaining procedures.

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