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An Introduction to Good Practices in Cognitive Modeling


Heathcote, A and Brown, SD and Wagenmakers, E-J, An Introduction to Good Practices in Cognitive Modeling, An Introduction to Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience, Springer, E-J Wagenmakers (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-4939-2235-2 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2236-9


Cognitive modeling can provide important insights into the underlying causes of behavior, but the validity of those insights rests on careful model development and checking. We provide guidelines on five important aspects of the practice of cognitive modeling: parameter recovery, testing selective influence of experimental manipulations on model parameters, quantifying uncertainty in parameter estimates, testing and displaying model fit, and selecting among different model parameterizations and types of models. Each aspect is illustrated with examples.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Decision making
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Heathcote, A (Professor Andrew Heathcote)
ID Code:98968
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-03-10
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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