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Measurement with Persons: a European Network
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2010 (English)In: Measure, Vol. 5, no 2, 34-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The European ‘Measuring the Impossible’ Network MINET promotes new research activities in measurement dependent on human perception and/or interpretation. This includes the perceived attributes of products and services, such as quality or desirability, and societal parameters such as security and well-being. Work has aimed at consensus about four ‘generic’ metrological issues: (1) Measurement Concepts & Terminology; (2) Measurement Techniques: (3) Measurement Uncertainty; and (4) Decision-making & Impact Assessment, and how these can be applied specifically to the ‘Measurement of Persons’ in terms of ‘Man as a Measurement Instrument’ and ‘Measuring Man.’ Some of the main achievements of MINET include a research repository with glossary; training course; book; series of workshops; think tanks and study visits, which have brought together a unique constellation of researchers from physics, metrology, physiology, psychophysics, psychology and sociology. Metrology (quality-assured measurement) in this area is relatively underdeveloped, despite great potential for innovation, and extends beyond traditional physiological metrology in that it also deals with measurement with all human senses as well as mental and behavioral processes. This is particularly relevant in applications where humans are an important component of critical systems, where for instance health and safety are at stake.

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2010. Vol. 5, no 2, 34-46 p.
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measurement, human perception, interpretation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52336OAI: diva2:387129
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2015-09-16Bibliographically approved

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