Measurement as Communication

  • John S. Lyons


In order to set the stage for understanding communimetrics as a theory of measurement it is important to set the context based on current theories of measurement, of which there are two primary conceptual models—psychometric theories and clinimetric theories. Psychometric theory has two competing approaches within its general framework—classical test theory and item response theory (IRT). The following describes the basic tenets of each of these approaches.


Venture Capitalist Single Item Item Response Theory Measurement Process Output Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Lyons
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  1. 1.Endowed Chair of Child and Youth Mental Health ResearchUniversity of Ottawa and the Children‗s Hospital of Eastern OntarioOttawaCanada

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