The Bases of Speech Pathology and Audiology: Evaluation as the Resolution of Uncertainty This paper proposes that evaluation be viewed as a process for resolving uncertainty in the examiner, in accordance with the measurement and evaluation of uncertainty in information theory. Evaluation, then, can be considered a process of generating hypotheses (tentative evaluative outcomes) and manipulating their relative probabilities. The examination procedures serve ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1973
The Bases of Speech Pathology and Audiology: Evaluation as the Resolution of Uncertainty
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1973
The Bases of Speech Pathology and Audiology: Evaluation as the Resolution of Uncertainty
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 147-155. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.147
History: Received August 22, 1972 , Accepted January 25, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 147-155. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.147
History: Received August 22, 1972; Accepted January 25, 1973

This paper proposes that evaluation be viewed as a process for resolving uncertainty in the examiner, in accordance with the measurement and evaluation of uncertainty in information theory. Evaluation, then, can be considered a process of generating hypotheses (tentative evaluative outcomes) and manipulating their relative probabilities. The examination procedures serve as tests of these hypotheses so as to alter their relative probabilities. When the various observations reduce the viable hypotheses to a single one, the examiner concludes the evaluation.

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