, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 237–243

Extensions of the significance test for one-parameter signal detection hypotheses

  • Leonard A. Marascuilo

DOI: 10.1007/BF02291265

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Marascuilo, L.A. Psychometrika (1970) 35: 237. doi:10.1007/BF02291265


The basic models of signal detection theory involve the parametric measure,d′, generally interpreted as a detectability index. Given two observers, one might wish to know whether their detectability indices are equal or unequal. Gourevitch and Galanter (1967) proposed a large sample statistical test that could be used to test the hypothesis of equald′ values. In this paper, their large two sample test is extended to aK-sample detection test. If the null hypothesisd1′=d2′=...=dK′ is rejected, one can employ the post hoc confidence interval procedure described in this paper to locate possible statistically significant sources of variance and differences. In addition, it is shown how one can use the Gourevitch and Galanter statistics to testd′=0 for a single individual.

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© Psychometric Society 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard A. Marascuilo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeley

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