By Joel Michell

This ebook declines to take without any consideration the frequent assumption that current psychometric systems offer medical size. The presently trendy recommendations of size inside psychology -- operationalism and representationalism -- are severely tested, and the classical view, that dimension is the evaluation of volume, is defended. inside of this framework, it's proven how conjoint size can be utilized to check the speculation that variables are quantitative. This topic is constructed intimately utilizing well-known mental examples, comparable to Thurstone's legislation of comparative judgment, multidimensional scaling, and Coombs' concept of unfolding.

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