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9780415187510

The New Psychometrics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415187510

  • ISBN10:

    0415187516

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-08-25
  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE

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Summary

Paul Kline reveals that the scientific basis of psychological testing is weak. He argues that truly scientific forms of measurement could be developed using measurement theory, to create a new psychometrics.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgement xii
List of abbreviations
xiii
PART 1 Scientific method, scientific measurement and psychometrics 1(96)
Scientific method, realism, truth and psychology
3(22)
Scientific measurement in psychometrics and measurement in the natural sciences
25(26)
Factor analysis and psychometric measurement
51(19)
Multivariate analyses and test construction: other methods
70(20)
Summary, conclusions and overview of part 1
90(7)
PART 2 The new psychometrics: the scientific measurement of personality and ability 97(101)
Intelligence and ability
99(21)
Primary factors, cognitive speed and new measures of intelligence
120(24)
Problems in the measurement of personality and motivation
144(18)
Personality structure and scientific measurement
162(16)
The new psychometrics: principles and theory
178(20)
References 198(15)
Name index 213(4)
Subject index 217

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