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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521844635
ISBN-10: 0521844630
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Denny Borsboom

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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