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By Maria Nowakowska

Studying chosen statistical and modeling methods in psychology, the e-book concentrates at the issues of psychological attempt thought and conception of dimension. the most target is not just to offer a severe view of the methods urged up beforehand, but in addition their reinterpretation, extension and enrichment by way of new theories and ideas, for instance, formal theories of semiotics and information, and a unifying concept of activities. The ebook additionally indicates a relation among try conception and the rules of fuzzy set conception. It provides new types of size instruments and new dimension theories of innovations comparable to target and subjective time, chance or application, and discusses the cognitive foundations of those theories, particularly the speculation of conception and observability.

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F o r m a l l y , a psychologi c a l t e s t i s j u s t a t o o l which a l l o w s u s t o c o l l e c t s u c h a sample o f b e h a v i o u r s (which a r e a d e s c r i p t i o n o f a g i v e n t r a i t ) , and a l s o a l l o w s us t o d e t e r m i n e t h e n u m e r i c a l v a l u e of t h e e s t i m a t e , g i v e n t h e b e h a v i o u r s . The n u m e r i c a l v a l u e i n q u e s t i o n i s o f t e n c a l l e d t h e t e s t score. 4 CHAPTER 1 To f o r m a l l y d e s c r i b e t h i s s i t u a t i o n , l e t A d e n o t e t h e p o p u l a t i o n u n d e r s t u d y , and l e t G be t h e s e t o f m e a s u r ement t o o l s u n d e r c o n s i d e r a t i o n .

A c c o r d i n g l y , we i n t r o d u c e t h e f o l l o w i n g d e f i n i t i o n . D E F I N I T I O N . Two d i s t i n c t measurements g and h are c a l l - ed : and ( a ) p a r a l l e l , i f f o r e v e r y a E A we have T = 2 2 ga 6 (X ga rha ) = d (Xha); (b) 2-equivalent (c) essentially f o r every a 6 A . , if Tga = Zha f o r e v e r y a ir A ; T - e q u i v a l e n t , if ga = c gh + r ha T The i n t u i t i v e c o n t e n t o f t h e s e n o t i o n s i s a f o r m a l exp r e s s i o n of t h e r e q u i r e m e n t t h a t t h e two t e s t s measure t h e same t h i n g .

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