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Description - Measuring Intelligence by David J. Bartholomew

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521836197
ISBN-10: 0521836190
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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