[Rasch] Rasch analysis of interval data

Michael Lamport Commons commons at tiac.net
Thu Jul 24 03:35:57 EST 2008

My model of hierarchical complexity is psychophysical and substantive.  
It is suggested as a way of replacing IQ.  In its application to social 
perspective taking skill, it is to measure and explain much of 
personality disorders.


Stephen Humphry wrote:
> Andrew:
>> Don't get me wrong. Psychology needs explicit theories of cognitive
>> processes of the kind you have developed. It desperately needs more
>> Piagets than it does Fred Lords. The truly disturbing thing about the
>> behavioural sciences is the attitude of whilst it is nice to have
>> "substantive theory", it's not necessary for measurement. On the
>> contrary, if we are genuinely measuring a natural system, then our
>> "substantive" and "measurement" theories are one and the same thing,
>> from a realist perspective. Instead, psychometricians are always hoping
>> the practitioners will provide the substantive theory, whilst the
>> practitioners seem to think that psychometric models actually provide
>> this. This kind of thinking pervades and dominates the SEM and HLM
>> lands, for example.
> Hear hear!
> Steve
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