Accuracy and quantity are poor measures of recall and recognition

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (2):201-202 (1996)
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Abstract

The value of accuracy and quantity as memory measures is assessed. It is argued that (1) accuracy does not measure correspondence (monitoring) because it ignores omissions and correct rejections, (2) quantity is confounded with monitoring in recall, and (3) in recognition, if targets and foils are unequal, both measures, even together, still ignore correct rejections.

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