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Optimal classification of cases into two groups must consider the costs of the different types of errors, the benefits of different correct decisions, as well as the base rates for the two populations. The WISE Util applet calculates classification rules to maximize classification utility. The program takes into account population base rates and means and variances of the test score distributions, and the benefit of a correct classification into each of the two groups and the cost of an... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: August 05, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2012
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Submitter: Dale Berger
Keywords: utility, Classification, wise, base rates, benefits, maximum utility, costs

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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Technical Requirements: <span><span>Standard browsers; Excel version available from dale.berger@cgu.edu </span></span>
Language: English
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