Introduction to the Theories of Measurement and Meaningfulness and the Use of Symmetry in Science
By Louis Narens
Psychology Press – 2007 – 184 pages
Series: Scientific Psychology Series
This book is designed to be an introduction to the theories of measurement and meaningfulness, and not a comprehensive study of those topics. A major theme of this book is the psychophysical measurement of subjective intensity. This has been a subject of intense interest in psychology from the very beginning of experimental psychology. And from that beginning to the present day, it has continuously generated major controversies involving measurement and meaningfulness.
Contents: The Need for Theories of Measurement and Meaningfulness. Part I: Measurement. Representational Measurement Theory. Symmetries and the Erlanger Program. Threshold Measurement. Magnitude Production. Torgerson's Conjecture. Part II: Meaningfulness. Meaningfulness Concepts From Measurement Theory. Preliminary Set Theory. Scientific Topics. Theories of Meaningfulness. Applications, Limitations, and Generalizations of Axiom System FST.