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Measurement with persons: Theory, methods and implementation areas
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Measurements with persons are those in which human perception and interpretation are used for measuring complex, holistic quantities and qualities, which are perceived by the human brain and mind. Providing means for reproducible measurement of parameters such as pleasure and pain has important implications in evaluating all kinds of products, services and conditions. This book inaugurates a new era for this subject: a multi- and inter-disciplinary volume in which world-renowned scientists from the psychological, physical, biological, and social sciences reach a common understanding of measurement theory and methods. In the first section, generic theoretical and methodological issues are treated, including the perceptual basis of measurement in the various fields involved; the development of formal, representational, and probabilistic theories; the approach to experimentation; and the theories, models and methods for multidimensional problems. In the second section, several implementation areas are presented, including sound, visual, skin , and odor perception, functional brain imaging, body language and emotions , and, finally the use of measurements in decision making. The book covers topics relevant to a range of sciences, including general psychology and psychophysics, measurement theory, metrology and instrumentation, neurophysiology, engineering, biology and chemistry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York and London: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis Group , 2011, 1. , 422 p.
, Scientific Psychology Series
Keyword [en]
measurement, human perception, metrology
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69197ISBN: 978-1-84872-939-1OAI: diva2:475417
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-02-24Bibliographically approved

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