1 edition of Metaphysics and measurement found in the catalog.
Originally published: London : Chapman & Hall, 1968.Essays III, V, and VI translated from the French.Includes index.
|Statement||Gordon and Breach Science Publishers|
|Publishers||Gordon and Breach Science Publishers|
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|Pagination||xvi, 124 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
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After all, measurement outcomes are thought to be able to test theoretical hypotheses, and this seems to require some degree of independence of measurement from theory. Nonetheless, many operationalists and conventionalists adopted stronger views, according to which there are no facts of the matter as to which of several and nontrivially different operations is correct for applying a given quantity-term. Ladyman J, Ross D 2007 Every thing must go.
Accordingly, most writers on the semantics of quantity-terms have avoided espousing an operational analysis. It is important to make a clarification here: I do not think that, in order to be contribute to our understanding, all metaphysical projects must be descriptive through and through. Ratios can be either rational or irrational, and therefore the concept of ratio is more general than that of measure Michell 2003, 2004a; Grattan-Guinness 1996.2007b, Measurement in Economics: A Handbook, London: Elsevier.
By contrast, model-based accounts take scale construction to be merely one of several tasks involved in measurement, alongside the definition of measured parameters, instrument design and calibration, object sampling and preparation, error detection and uncertainty evaluation, among others 2010: 145—7.
A summary of this paper appears in R. ———, Metaphysics and measurement, Measurement in Psychology: Critical History of a Methodological Concept, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Over the last couple decades there has been a very fruitful discussion of this possibility among those interested in the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. David Hume, as an empiricist philosopher in the 18th century, tried to remove the need for metaphysics by saying that our Metaphysics and measurement concerning the uniformity of nature is not grounded in the character of reality.
The list of strands of scholarship is neither exclusive nor exhaustive. The first sub-criterion is meant to ensure that the intended quantity is being measured, while the second sub-criterion is meant to ensure that measurement outcomes can be reasonably attributed to the measured object rather than to some artifact of the measuring instrument, environment or model.
———, 1902, Science and Hypothesis, W. In the absence of cognitive access to true values, how is the evaluation of measurement accuracy possible? One way of validating a psychometric instrument is to test whether different procedures that are intended to measure the same latent attribute provide consistent results. Without some minimal substantive assumptions about the quantity being measured, such as its amenability to manipulation and its relations to other quantities, it would be impossible Metaphysics and measurement interpret the indications of measuring instruments and hence impossible to ascertain the evidential relevance of those indications.
It often transcends both actual and possible human knowledge. The lack of a predictive theory and the entirely empirical nature of the scale estimates prevented the scale from wide application, as the items in the tests that were equated were soon replaced with new items.
Chang argues that constructing a quantity-concept and standardizing its measurement are co-dependent and iterative tasks.
Psychologists are typically interested in the results of a measure not for its own sake, but for the sake of assessing some underlying and latent psychological attribute, e.
Journal of Educational Measurement, 14 2 , 161-179.