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Charles Edward Spearman

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

(1863–1945; b. London, England; d. London, England)

English psychologist who introduced the use of statistical methods into psychology. Spearman's initial choice of career was the...

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confusion matrix

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A matrix representing the relative frequencies with which each of a number of stimuli is mistaken for each of the others by a person in a task requiring recognition or identification of...

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crystallized intelligence

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A fundamental factor (2) of human intelligence, derived from factor analysis, corresponding roughly to verbal intelligence, consisting of the knowledge and expertise accumulated over a...

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eigenvalue

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Biological Sciences.

The components (latent roots) derived from the data which represent that variation in the original data accounted for by each new component or axis.

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factorial validity

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The validity of a test determined by its correlation with a factor (2) determined by factor analysis. The idea behind this form of validity was introduced by the English statistician and...

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fluid intelligence

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A fundamental factor (2) of human intelligence, derived from factor analysis, corresponding roughly to non-verbal reasoning, requiring rapid understanding of novel relationships, measured...

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group factor

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In factor analysis, a factor (2) that accounts for the intercorrelations between a subset of the variables but not all of them.

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interaction effect

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In statistics, a pattern of data obtained from multifactorial analysis of variance (ANOVA) or log-linear analysis in which the effect of an independent variable or factor (1) varies across...

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Louis Leon Thurstone

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Psychology.

(1887–1955; b. Chicago, IL; d. Chapel Hill, TN)

American psychometrician. Thurstone graduated from Cornell U with a BS in electrical engineering in 1912. This led to employment...

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16PF

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, a popular personality scale that consists of 185 questions, such as ‘I get frustrated when people take too long to explain something’, each...

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