Accession Number:

AD0608424

Title:

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION. PART I. BACKGROUND FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT,

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WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

A report is presented on psychological measurement, serving as an introduction to a more ambitious program for synthesizing and integrating the theory and methodology of psychological measurement and scaling. It has been recognized for some years that psychological measurement or psychometrics is concerned primarily with the entity mode of a two mode data matrix, while psychological scaling has been concerned with the attribute mode. Obviously, the two are inextricably interrelated, as the more sophisticated developments in factor analysis have made abundantly explicit. In spite of this interdependence an opaque, or at best a translucent, curtain continues to hang between psychometric and scaling activities. It is hoped that this series of reports may be followed by full scale progrms to integrate the two fields of investigation, and that the recent ingenious and major developments of Professor Ledyard Tucker in multimode factor analysis may lead to a further integration of psychometric and scaling theory with learning theory and developmental psychology. Obviously, these latter involve the occasion mode of a three mode data matrix.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE