By Joel Michell

This publication declines to take without any consideration the common assumption that present psychometric methods offer medical size. The at present stylish ideas of dimension inside psychology -- operationalism and representationalism -- are significantly tested, and the classical view, that size is the review of volume, is defended. inside this framework, it truly is proven how conjoint size can be utilized to check the speculation that variables are quantitative. This subject matter is built intimately utilizing established mental examples, corresponding to Thurstone's legislation of comparative judgment, multidimensional scaling, and Coombs' idea of unfolding.

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