A note on mathematical models for learning
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It is shown that a rational learning curve developed by Estes for paired associate learning is a special case of a more general function. The latter is the product of two functions and assumes that the discovery and fixation aspects of learning are independent. The indications are that the form of one of the functions has not been tested sharply by Estes in the paired associate learning setting.
KeywordsMathematical Model General Function Public Policy Learning Curve Statistical Theory
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