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93 for stimuli two units apart. For which pair is sensitivity greater? There is no way to tell. 0 in these two conditions (as it does if the above values of p( c) result from unbiased responding) makes it clear that' sensitivity per stimulus unit is the same in the two conditions. The need to make comparisons of this sort arises in two contexts. First, an experimenter may wish to investigate a continuum along which sensitivity varies substantially. If a constant physical difference is used, some estimates of performance are likely to produce chance or perfect outcomes.
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The key question is whether the intercept and slope of ROCs (equivalently, the relative means and variances of the underlying distributions) are actuaIly related in a monotonic fashion. Early enthusiasm for this idea was based on psychoacoustic stimulus models, but models of this sort have met with only limited success in hearing and vision, and are in any case unhelpful in applying detection theory to cognitive and applied fields. Swets's (l986b) survey uncovered no systematic relation between accuracy and slope.