An Introduction To the Logic of Psychological Measurement by Joel Michell

By Joel Michell

This publication declines to take without any consideration the common assumption that latest psychometric systems supply medical dimension. The presently stylish thoughts of dimension inside psychology -- operationalism and representationalism -- are severely tested, and the classical view, that dimension is the review of volume, is defended. inside of this framework, it really is proven how conjoint dimension can be utilized to check the speculation that variables are quantitative. This topic is constructed intimately utilizing popular mental examples, akin to Thurstone's legislation of comparative judgment, multidimensional scaling, and Coombs' concept of unfolding.

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