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ERIC Number: ED036425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 21
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Measurement: Problems of Theory and Application.
Suppes, Patrick
Deals with questions of measurement that have systematic or formal interest, but that diverge rather sharply from the mainstream of mathematics. Considered are several conceptually unsatisfactory developments about a theory of measurement directly related to standard structures in mathematics from the standpoint of applying theory in the social sciences, or in the physical sciences. The problem of finitude and error in measurement are organized under four headings. First, there is the formulation of a general viewpoint toward theories of measurement. Second, there is a discussion of the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of numerical measures on finite structures. Third, there is discussion of algebraic theory of error, and finally, comments on non-algebraic theory, with some remarks about linear regression and structural models. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.