FALSE-ALARM RATE

is the number or proportion of incorrect answers such as "Yes" or "No" given as final responses to tasks within an experiment. See also signal detection theory and compare false-alarm rate to 'miss'.

FALSE-ALARM RATE: "Where a reply to an item is wrong, such as "Yes" when the answer is "No", the false alarm rate is the number of these incorrect responses."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE-ALARM RATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-alarm-rate/ (accessed June 14, 2019).
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