Relationship between judgments on a complex dimension and judgments on its elementary components
Ten Eyck, Peter Hoyos
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The primary purpose of this study was to test a method for predicting judgements on a complex dimension from judgements on its elementary components. The thesis was advanced that the idiosyncratic distortions in each subject's perception would be, to a large extent, related over the several dimensions. This unique response style for each subject was expected to make prediction from his elementary judgements more accurate than prediction from the measures stimulus values. Rectangular area was selected as the complex dimension, with width and height as the elementary predictors. Using a scale from 10 to 80, each subject gave categorical judgements on each of the three dimensions for a series of 81 Iogarithmically varying rectangles presented visually. The range of variation over stimuli for width and for height was fourfold, while for area it was sixteenfold ... [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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