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Model Evaluation, Testing and Selection
Model evaluation, testing and selection
Jae I.Myung, Mark A.Pitt, WoojaeKim

As mathematical modeling increases in popularity in cognitive psychology, it is important for there to be tools to evaluate models in an effort to make modeling as productive as possible. Our aim in this chapter is to introduce some of these tools in the context of the problems they were meant to address. After a brief introduction to building models, the chapter focuses on their testing and selection. Before doing so, however, we raise a few questions about modeling that are meant to serve as a backdrop for the subsequent material.

Why Mathematical Modeling?

The study of cognition is concerned with uncovering the architecture of the mind. We want answers to questions such as ...

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