Measuring the Mind: Conceptual Issues in Contemporary Psychometrics

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Cambridge University Press, May 23, 2005 - Psychology
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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.
 

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Contents

2 True scores
11
3 Latent variables
49
4 Scales
85
5 Relations between the models
121
6 The concept of validity
149
References
173
Index
183
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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.

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