Representation and explanation in psychometric modeling

Denny Borsboom

in Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV

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Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9780198796022
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191837173 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

Representation and explanation in psychometric modeling

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This chapter presents a commentary on representation and explanation in psychometric modelling, as discussed in the previous chapter. It explores Turkheimer’s arguments that standard psychometric techniques involve assumptions, conventions, and definitions that introduce an arbitrary component into the models used.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Psychology

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