By Joel Michell

This booklet declines to take with no consideration the frequent assumption that current psychometric techniques supply medical dimension. The presently stylish innovations of dimension inside of psychology -- operationalism and representationalism -- are severely tested, and the classical view, that size is the evaluate of volume, is defended. inside this framework, it's proven how conjoint dimension can be utilized to check the speculation that variables are quantitative. This subject matter is built intimately utilizing favourite mental examples, akin to Thurstone's legislations of comparative judgment, multidimensional scaling, and Coombs' concept of unfolding.

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