A comparison of different criteria for selecting binary tests in diagnostic keys

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Gower, J. C. and Payne, R. W. 1975. A comparison of different criteria for selecting binary tests in diagnostic keys. Biometrika. 62 (3), pp. 665-672.

AuthorsGower, J. C. and Payne, R. W.
Abstract

The problem of selecting tests to be used in nonprobabilistic binary diagnostic keys is discussed. Five selection criteria are compared and it is shown that all except a new criterion suffer from some deficiency. This criterion cannot be extended easily to cope with multi-response tests but another criterion, which behaves satisfactorily with binary tests, can be extended in some circumstances. The only criterion which can always be used with multi-response tests is least satisfactory for binary tests.

Year of Publication1975
JournalBiometrika
Journal citation62 (3), pp. 665-672
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.2307/2335526
Open accessPublished as green open access
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP) Oxford
Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0006-3444

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