Quantitative science and the definition of measurement in psychology

  title={Quantitative science and the definition of measurement in psychology},
  author={Joel Michell},
  journal={British Journal of Psychology},
  • J. Michell
  • Published 1 August 1997
  • Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychology
^ge d that establishing quantitative science involves two research tasks: the scientific one of showing that the relevant attribute is quantitative; and the instrumental on& of constructing procedures for numerically estimating magnitudes; In proposing quantitative theories and claiming to measure the attributes involved, psychologists are logically committed to both tasks. However, they have adopted their own, special, definition of measurement, one that deflects attention away from the… Expand

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