Measurement is the cornerstone of science. Insofar as social science aims to be scientific it, too, must take measurement seriously. Yet measurement has not yet established for itself a central role in the teaching of social science. With the literature on social measurement scattered across disciplinary boundaries, this collection provides a unique resource for researchers and libraries. It brings together over 60 key articles from the fields of sociology, economics, psychology, psychometrics, political science and management science, as well as cross-disciplinary fields such as epidemiology and education. This four-volume set will therefore provide both an introduction to this method and will be of interest to measurement experts in many fields who will profit from seeing their own areas of research set within a wider context.
David J Bartholomew was a professor of statistics at the London School of Economics. He is now retired.
Volume One - Early Work Measurement of Character - F Galton Mental Tests and Measurement - J M Cattell General Intelligence Objectively Determined and Measured - C Spearman The Measurement of Opinion - L L Thurstone The Measurement of Depression-Elation and Its Relation to a Measure of Extraversion-Introversion - H H Jasper A Basis for Scaling Qualitative Data - L Guttman On the Theory of Scales of Measurement - S S Stevens Psychological Scaling without a Unit of Measurement - C H Coombs Qualitative Measurement in the Social Sciences - P F Lazarsfeld and A H Barton Classification, Typologies and Indices Co-Efficient Alpha and the Internal Structure of Tests - L J Cronbach Theory and Methods of Social Measurement - C H Coombs Measuring Social Mobility - S J Prais Construct Validity in Psychological Tests - L J Cronbach and P E Meehl Note on the Measurement and Prediction of Labour Turnover - D J Bartholomew On General Laws and the Meaning of Measurement in Psychology - G Rasch Volume Two - The Concept of Measurement Issues in Psychological Measurement - S S Stevens Introduction to Measurement in the Social Sciences - H M Blalock On Specific Objectivity - G Rasch An Attempt at Formalizing the Request for Generality and Validity of Scientific Statements In Defense of Measurement - B F Green Test Theory and Methods - D J Weiss and M L Davison Quality of Life Research and Sociology - K F Schuessler and G A Fisher Some Emerging Trends in Psychological Measurement - A Anastasi A Fifty-Year Perspective Measurement Scales and Statistics - J Michell A Clash of Paradigms Measurement - L Narens and R I Luce The Theory of Numerical Assignments Conventional Wisdom on Measurement - K Bollen and R Lennox Measurement Issues in Research on Social Support and Health - K Dean et al Recontextualizing Mental Measurement - H Goldstein Statistics and the Theory of Measurement - D J Hand Measurement - D J Bartholomew Problems and Strategy Why Are There So Few Formal Measuring Instruments in Social and Political Research? - A F Heath and J Martin Scaling Unobservable Constructs in Social Science - D J Bartholomew Volume Three - Methods and Applications Multi-Dimensional Scaling by Optimizing Goodness of Fit to a Non-Metric Hypothesis - J Kruskal The Establishment of a Psychiatric Syndrome - P A P Moran Development of a Rating Scale for Primary Depressive Illness - M Hamilton Foundations of Multi-Dimensional Scaling - R Beals, D H Krantz and A Tversky Validity, Invalidity and Reliability - D R Heise and G W Bohrnstedt A Numerical Measure for Uncertainty - D V Lindley The National Reference Scale for Reading - R R Rentz and W L Bashan An Application of the Rasch Model Solving Measurement Problems with the Rasch Model - B D Wright Relationships between the Thurstone and Rasch Approaches to Item Scaling - D Andrich The Rasch Model, Objective Measurement, Equating and Robustness - J A Slinde and R L Linn Measurement Scales and Statistics - J Gaito Resurgence of an Old Misconception Rating Scales for Affective Disorders - P Bech Their Validity and Consistency The Concept of Utility - P G Moore The Measurement of Values in Surveys - D Alwin and J A Kresnick A Comparison of Ratings and Rankings Scoring Attitudes to Abortion - M Knott, M T Albanese and J Galbraith A Standarized Scale to Measure Beliefs about Controlling Pain - S M Skevington Measuring Internal Political Efficacy in the 1988 National Election Study - R G Niemi, S C Craig and F Mettei Validation of Index Scales for Analysis of Survey Data - S Kreiner The Symptom Index Measuring Political Knowledge - M X Delli Carpini and S Keeler Putting Things First Measuring Left-Right and Libertarian-Authoritarian Values in British Elections - G A Evans, A F Heath and M Lalljee Causal Variables, Indicator Variables and Measurement Scales - P M Fayers and D J Hand An Example from Quality of Life Enhancing the Validity and Cross-Cultural Comparability of Measurement in Survey Research - G King et al Volume Four - Measurement at the population level The early history of index numbers. - M G Kendall, On the measurement of inequality - A B Atkinson Notes on the measurement of inequality - P Dasgupta,A Sen And D Starrett A comparison of measures of inequality of income distribution - D G Champernowne The measurement of mobility - A F Shorrocks Inequality measurement - F A Cowell and K Kuga Measuring efficiency in the public sector - P Smith and D Mayston The use of performance indicators in the public sector - P Smith Quality of life assessment - D R Cox et al Measuring social mobility - V Dardon Evolution of clinimetric scales - F Kainiford Axiomatic price index theory - B M Balk The measurement of unemployment in the U. K. - D J Bartholomew Mobility measurement re-visited - D J Bartholomew
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