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Response TimesTheir Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization$
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R. Duncan Luce

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780195070019

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195070019.001.0001

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Representing Response Times as Random Variables

Representing Response Times as Random Variables

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(p.1) 1 Representing Response Times as Random Variables
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Response Times
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R. Duncan Luce

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195070019.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the study of response times. Response times are treated as observations of a random variable. The mathematics of stochastic processes is then used to understand the process. This gives rise to the distributions of these random variables. Generating functions and elementary concepts of stochastic processes are discussed.

Keywords:   generating functions, stochastic processes, response time, random variables

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