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The Complementarity of Psychometrics and the Representational Theory of Measurement

Vessonen, Elina (2018) The Complementarity of Psychometrics and the Representational Theory of Measurement. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

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Abstract

Psychometrics and the representational theory of measurement (RTM) are widely used in social scientific measurement. They are currently pursued largely in isolation from one another. I argue that despite their separation in practice, RTM and psychometrics are complementary approaches, because they can contribute in complementary ways to the establishment of what I argue is a crucial measurement property, namely, Representational Interpretability. Because RTM and psychometrics are complementary in the establishment of Representational Interpretability, the current separation of measurement approaches is unfounded.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Vessonen, Elinaesmv2@cam.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Keywords: Measurement, Psychometrics, Representational Theory of Measurement, Validation, Rasch model
Subjects: General Issues > Data
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Elina Vessonen
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2018 15:54
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 15:54
Item ID: 14379
Journal or Publication Title: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Subjects: General Issues > Data
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14379

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