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The interpretation of single observational units' measurements.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: Official statistics: methodology and applications in honour of Daniel Thorburn / [ed] Michael Carlson, Hans Nyquist, and Mattias Villani, Stockholm: Department of Statistics, Stockholm University , 2010, 37-49 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In official statistics the interpretation of measurements of single observational units is usually not central; instead the focus is most often on producing estimates of population parameters. However, from a psychometric framework it is argued that more attention should be paid to the task of constructing measurements that are interpretable at the individual level and to the task of improving the measurement of central concepts by forming scales consisting of many single variables. The usefulness of such endeavors within official statistics is discussed, both from the viewpoint of improving the data that are used for producing standard estimates and from the viewpoint of increasing the possibilities to use data from official statistics systems for other purposes.

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Stockholm: Department of Statistics, Stockholm University , 2010. 37-49 p.
Keyword [en]
measurement, official statistics, psychometrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52066ISBN: 978-91-633-6750-2OAI: diva2:386589
Available from: 2011-01-12 Created: 2011-01-12 Last updated: 2014-11-17Bibliographically approved

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