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Is it possible to measure psychological attributes like intelligence, personality and attitudes and if so, how does that work? What does the term 'measurement' mean in a psychological context? This fascinating and timely book discusses these questions and investigates the possible answers that can be given response. Denny Borsboom provides an in-depth treatment of the philosophical foundations of widely used measurement models in psychology. The theoretical status of classical test theory, latent variable theory and positioned in terms of the underlying philosophy of science. Special attention is devoted to the central concept of test validity and future directions to improve the theory and practice of psychological measurement are outlined.

Synopsis:

Denny Borsboom provides an in-depth treatment of the philosophical foundations of widely used measurement models in psychology.

About the Author

Denny Borsboom is Assistant Professor of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam. He has published in Synthese, Applied Psychological Measurement, Psychological Review and Intelligence.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. True scores; 3. Latent variables; 4. Scales; 5. Relations between the models; 6. The concept of validity; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521102841
Author:
Borsboom, Denny
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Denny, Borsboom
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Personalityy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.45 in. .65 lbs.

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