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Frontiers of Test Validity Theory by Denny Borsboom, Keith A. Markus

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4    Open Issues in Measurement Theory and Psychometrics

Connection With Other Chapters

Chapter 2 reviewed the most influential theories of measurement, and chapter 3 discussed psychometric models that are often used in analyzing test scores. Theories of measurement are of central importance to test score interpretations in terms of measurement. Psycho-metric models are of central importance to the statistical analysis of test scores. Both measurement interpretations and statistical analyses of test scores figure prominently in validation research. Hence it is important to analyze how measurement theory and psychometric models are connected. This chapter analyzes the relation between psychometric models and theories of measurement. In particular, ...

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