[Rasch] Measurement gaffe of the year

Nancy Cook ncook at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Apr 22 00:22:49 EST 2009


Looks like a good example of "measurement error" to me.  I wonder what 
those negative numbers mean.

Bemused,

Nancy R. Cook Smith, Ph.D.
Science Education Department
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, M.S. 71
Cambridge, MA  02138
Phone: (617) 495-9726



At 07:11 AM 4/21/2009, Andrew Kyngdon wrote:
>Found in a psychometric text in the Fisher Library of the University of 
>Sydney...
>
>
>Height is a good example of an interval scale (Friedenberg, 1995, p.17).
>
>I kid you not.
>
>Friedenberg, L. (1995). Psychological testing - Design, analysis and use. 
>Needham Heights, M.A.: Allyn & Bacon.
>
>
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