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Connectionist Models of Cognition and Perception II by Howard Bowman, Christophe Labiouse

By Howard Bowman, Christophe Labiouse

This publication collects jointly refereed types of papers provided on the 8th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW 8). NCPW is a well-established workshop sequence that brings jointly researchers from diversified disciplines, equivalent to man made intelligence, cognitive technology, laptop technology, neurobiology, philosophy and psychology. The articles are concentrated at the subject of connectionist modelling of cognition, conception and emotion.

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For example, in studying the covariance between height and weight, one might express height in inches, say, and weight in ounces. If, instead, one were to express height in feet and weight in pounds, the underlying relation between the two variables would, of course, not change but the value of the covariance would change. This problem may be overcome by using the correlation coefficient: Ixy Oxy NoxOy 0 xOy P = -- = - where p (rho) = popUlation correlation coefficient; Ixy = sum of cross products; O"xy ance of X and Y; and o"x, O"y = standard deviation of X and Y, respectively.

6 Second, are the points scattered evenly about the line originating from the mean of the residuals? 6, heteroscedasticity is indicated. Third, are there outliers? I discuss outliers in Chapter 3. For now I will only point out that. observations that are distinct or deviant from the rest of the data are referred to as outliers. 38 PART 11 Foundations of Multiple Regression Analysis REGRESSION ANALYSIS WHEN X IS A RANDOM VARIABLE Thus far, my discussion was limited to designs in which X is fixed.

1190). Specification Errors. Broadly, specification errors refer to any errors committed in specifying the model to be tested or to the violation of any of the assumptions that underlie the model. The term is generally used in a narrower sense to refer to errors in model specification (Hanushek & Jackson, 1977, pp. 79-86; Kmenta, 1971, pp. 391-405). , the regression equation) represents a theoretical conception of the phenomenon under study. When the model is not tenable from a theoretical frame of reference, specification errors are indicated.

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