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doc
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Post by doc » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:05 pm

I quit several months ago because of what I perceeved as irregularaities in scoring. It seemed that there was no agreement with those that could be called a coin toss. I am now finding the same thing. Where there is a vague indication one time it is scored as a track while another time the same thing is scored as no track. This takes the "fun" out of it. :(

gregson
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Post by gregson » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:31 am

I had the same opinion until I started to really examine those that were true track vs. false. Over time, I've developed an understanding as to what differentiates the two. I thought it was unfortunate that this was the means by which we were being trained and that the original training videos should reflect the latest thinking. Over time, I've come to realize that the team may not have the luxury of having the time to do that.

In the mean time, my goal has become to improve my sensitivity and specificity scores. To do that, I keep an eye on the totals on the bottom and return to any movie for which I have been marked with an error and use it to train myself to be even better. The downside is that as my percentages improve, the denominators increase proportionally and it is taking longer and longer to increase the percentages by even a hundredth of a percent. But I am off-topic.

I encourage you to persevere and take heart in the notion that we are all looking from something truly out of this world.

Cheers,
John

doc
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Post by doc » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:16 am

Thanks Gresgson. I will scrutinize the errors more closely. However, I still wonder if there is a grading consensus among the team or whether each grade is determined by different individuals, which leaads to variations in interpretations.

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