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ERIC Number: EJ831127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
On Prototypes and Paradigm Shifts
McGrath, Robert E.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v7 n1 p27-29 Jan 2009
The author agrees with the editors of this informative series of articles (Haig & Borsboom, 2008) that the number of articles appearing in recent years questioning basic assumptions about psychosocial measurement instruments, such as their mathematical qualities and their potential as valid indicators, augurs well for serious reconsideration of measurement practice. In this commentary the author focuses on two issues. The first is his own pet hypothesis about how psychosocial measurement evolved in the way it did. The second is what he thinks would need to happen before such reconsideration is likely to lead to praxis. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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