Signal Detection Theory and Roc Analysis in Psychology and Diagnostics: Collected Papers

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 originally appeared as: "The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology."Science , 1973, 182( 4116), 990-1000.
Chapter 2 originally appeared as: "Form of Empirical ROCs in Discrimination and Diagnostic Tasks: Implications For Theory and Measurement of Performance."Psychological Bulletin , 1986, 99( 2), 181-198.
Chapter 3 originally appeared as: "Indices of Discrimination or Diagnostic Accuracy: Their ROCs and Implied Models."Psychological Bulletin , 1986, 99( 1), 100-117.
Chapter 4 originally appeared as: "Measuring The Accuracy of Diagnostic Systems."Science , 1988, 240( 4857), 1285-1293.
Chapter 5 originally appeared as: "The Science of Choosing the Right Decision Threshold in High-Stakes Diagnostics."American Psychologist , 1992, 47( 4), 522-532.
Chapter 6 originally appeared as: "ROC Analysis Applied to the Evaluation of Medical Imaging Techniques."Investigative Radiology , 1979, 14( 2), 109-121.
Chapter 7's full citation is: Swets, J. A., Pickett, R. M., Whitehead, S. F., Getty, D. J., Schnur, J. A., Swets, J. B., and Freeman, B. A."Assessment of Diagnostic Technologies."Science , 1979, 205( 4407), 753-759.
Chapter 8's full citation is: Swets, J. A., Getty, D. J., Pickett, R. M., D' C. J. Orsi , Seltzer, S. E., and McNeil, B. J."Enhancing and Evaluating Diagnostic Accuracy."Medical Decision Making , 1991, 11( 1), 9-18.
Chapter 9 originally appeared as: "Effectiveness of Information Retrieval Methods."American Documentation , 1969, 20( 1), 72-89.
Chapter 10's full citation is: Humphreys, L. G., and Swets, J. A."Comparison of Predictive Validities Measured with Biserial Correlations and ROCs ofSignal Detection Theory."

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Table of contents

  • Scientific Psychology Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • I - Theory, Data, and Measures 1
  • 1 - The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology 7
  • Summary 28
  • References and Notes 29
  • 2 - Form of Empirical Rocs in Discrimination and Diagnostic Tasks 31
  • References 56
  • 3 - Indices of Discrimination or Diagnostic Accuracy 59
  • References 95
  • II - Accuracy and Efficacy of Diagnoses 97
  • 4 - Measuring the Accuracy of Diagnostic Systems 99
  • Concluding Remarks 115
  • References and Notes 116
  • 5 - Choosing the Right Decision Threshold in High-Stakes Diagnostics 121
  • Concluding Remarks 140
  • References 141
  • III - Applications in Various Diagnostic Fields 143
  • 6 - Medical Imaging Techniques: A Review 147
  • Summary 164
  • References 165
  • 7 - Medical Imaging Techniques: An Illustrative Study 169
  • 8 - Enhancing and Evaluating Diagnostic Accuracy 185
  • References 199
  • Appendix a Feature List 199
  • Appendix B Checklist 201
  • 9 - Information Retrieval Methods 205
  • Appendix a Feature List 233
  • 10 - Predictive Validities of Aptitude Tests 235
  • References 248
  • 11 - Accuracy and Response Bias in Survey Research 249
  • Conclusions 267
  • References 267
  • 12 - System Operator Response to Warnings of Danger 269
  • References 290
  • Appendix: Computer Programs for Fitting Rocs 293
  • Author Index 295
  • Subject Index 303
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