## Psychometric theory, Issue 972The classic text is Psychometric Theory. Like the previous edition, this text is designed as a comprehensive text in measurement for researchers and for use in graduate courses in psychology, education and areas of business such as management and marketing. It is intended to consider the broad measurement problems that arise in these areas and is written for a reader who needs only a basic background in statistics to comprehend the material. It also combines classical procedures that explain variance with modern inferential procedures. |

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INTRODUCTION | 3 |

STATISTICAL FOUNDATIONS | 31 |

DETERMINISTIC MODELS FOR SCALING PEOPLE | 71 |

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