FIGURE H-5 Sensitivity values and false positive rates for 14 laboratory datasets with high internal validity.

NOTE: Points connected by lines come from the same dataset.

that committee reviewers assigned to the study from which it was derived. Datasets from studies with higher salience (i.e., lower salience scores) tend to fall in the middle of the range of A values on the plot.

In view of the issue of possible research bias associated with the sponsorship of research, we attempted to classify studies by source of funding: internal studies by agencies with and without polygraph programs, studies by other groups externally funded by agencies with and without polygraph programs, and locally funded studies by academics. It was not always possible to do this without ambiguity, because funding sources were not always fully clear from the publications and because of the close connections of most researchers in the field to the polygraph



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