Facts and Fallacies
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Measuring Intelligence by David J. Bartholomew
Book DescriptionThe testing of intelligence has a long and controversial history. Claims that it is a pseudo-science or a weapon of ideological warfare have been commonplace and there is not even a consensus as to whether intelligence exists and, if it does, whether it can be measured. As a result the debate about it has centred on the nurture versus nature controversy and especially on alleged racial differences and the heritability of intelligence - all of which have major policy implications. This book aims to penetrate the mists of controversy, ideology and prejudice by providing a clear non-mathematical framework for the definition and measurement of intelligence derived from modern factor analysis. Building on this framework and drawing on everyday ideas the author address key controversies in a clear and accessible style and explores some of the claims made by well known writers in the field such as Stephen Jay Gould and Michael Howe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521544788
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Statistics Without Mathematics, Paperback (October 2015)
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Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis, Hardback (July 2011)
Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis provides a comprehensive and unified approach to factor analysis and latent variable modeling from a statistical perspective. This book presents a general framework to enable the derivation of the commonly used models, along with updated numerical examples.
Analysis of Multivariate Social Science Data, Paperback (June 2008)
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God, Chance and Purpose, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by David J. Bartholomew
The thesis of this book is that chance is an integral part of God's creation.
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Author Biography - David J. Bartholomew
David J. Bartholomew is Emeritus Professor of Statistics, London School of Economics, Fellow of the British Academy and a former president of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a member of the editorial board of various journals and has published numerous books and journal articles in the fields of statistics and social measurement.
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