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The Resource Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics, James T. Lamiell

Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics, James T. Lamiell

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Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics
Title
Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics
Statement of responsibility
James T. Lamiell
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is a strenuous critique of the misinterpretation of statistical knowledge of populations in mainstream psychology, exploring the implications of assuming that those statistics constitute scientific knowledge of individuals. It investigates the essential nature and historical roots of this interpretive practice, and documents the lack of change in mainstream thinking despite previous critiques of the practice. The author contends that prevailing interpretive traditions result in bad science, in that invalid claims are made to knowledge of individuals. He also discusses the socio-ethical problems resulting from this misinterpretation of statistics, where psychological practitioners unjustifiably endorse interventions in the lives of individuals. Lamiell urges psychologists to abandon the aggregate statistical methods which he argues have transformed the field into {u2018}psycho-demography,{u2019} and to embrace instead alternative research methods that are logically suited to gaining scientific knowledge about the psychological functioning of individuals. This book concludes by highlighting some of the currently available methodological alternatives, as well as discussing some enduring conceptual impediments to the serious consideration of those alternatives
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Lamiell, James T
Dewey number
150.1/5195
Index
index present
LC call number
BF39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the theory and history of psychology
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  • Psychometrics.
  • Psychology
Label
Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics, James T. Lamiell
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030121303
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
Psychology's misuse of statistics and persistent dismissal of its critics, James T. Lamiell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030121303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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