Two forms of a mathematical model for tasks involving three alternatives are given. The model can be applied to triad discrimination, preferential choice and two-stimulus identification. In all cases multivariate normal probabilistic assumptions are made with a decision rule based on the smallest Euclidean distance between one of the alternatives and the other two. The model is presented as an indefinite quadratic form and as a weighted sum of central F distribution functions. The model should have numerous applications in marketing, sensory evaluation, experimental psychology and economics.
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Ennis, D. M.(1993). A single multidimensional model for discrimination, identification, and preferential choice. Acta Psychologica, 84(1), 17-27.
A single multidimensional model for discrimination, identification, and preferential choice
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