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Measurement Outside the Laboratory

Boumans, Marcel (2004) Measurement Outside the Laboratory. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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The kinds of models discussed in this paper function as measuring instruments. We will concentrate on two necessary steps for measurement: (1) the search of a mathematical representation of the phenomenon; (2) this representation should cover an invariant relationship between the properties of the phenomenon to be measured and observable accociated attributes of a measuring instrument. Therefore, the measuring instrument should function as a nomological machine. However, invariant relationships are not necessarily ceteris paribus regularities, but could also occur when the influence of the environment is negligible. Then we are able to achieve accurate measurements outside the laboratory


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Boumans, Marcel
Keywords: representational theory of measurement invariance
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Experimentation
Depositing User: Marcel Boumans
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1892
Public Domain: No
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1892

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