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Measurement as Representation: 1. The Physical Correlate

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores measurement ‘from above’: that is, looking for a view that we can have after the measurement procedures, concepts, and theories have stabilized. This resting point in the ... More


Introduction

J. Patrick Meyer

in Understanding Measurement: Reliability

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195380361
eISBN:
9780199847914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380361.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Unobservable characters called constructs or latent traits are frequently measured by social scientists though certain educational and psychological tests. It is observed in this chapter that ... More


Assumptions

J. Patrick Meyer

in Understanding Measurement: Reliability

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195380361
eISBN:
9780199847914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380361.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Assumptions about a measurement procedure can be categorized into three divisions, namely, assumptions about dimensionality, error score correlations, and the nature of measurement procedure ... More


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