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Measuring Intelligence


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1. The great intelligence debate: science or ideology?; 2. Origins; 3. The end of IQ?; 4. First steps to g; 5. Second steps to g; 6. Extracting g; 7. Factor analysis or principal components analysis?; 8. One intelligence or many?; 9. The bell curve: facts, fallacies and speculations; 10. What is g?; 11. Are some groups more intelligent than others?; 12. Is intelligence inherited?; 13. Facts and fallacies.

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Provides new framework for measuring intelligence and addresses key controversies in the field.

About the Author

David J. Bartholomew is Emeritus Professor of Statistics, London School of Economics, Fellow of the British Academy and a former president of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a member of the editorial board of various journals and has published numerous books and journal articles in the fields of statistics and social measurement.


'This book represents a step forward in the debate on measuring intelligence. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the 'intelligence debate'. It will also make excellent reading for anyone learning about factor analysis, and provides a perfect illustration of the Bartholomew school of measurement models.' International Statistical Institute '... unquestionably well researched and very thorough.' Significance '... the author manages to present his ideas in a way that is both accessible to the general reader and useful to scholars in the relevant fields.' Science Direct '... commendable for its thoughtfulness and good judgment.' Intelligence 33

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