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 March 19, 2019).