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psychometry

 [si-kom´et-re]
the testing and measuring of mental and psychological ability, efficiency, potentials, and functioning. adj., adj psychomet´ric.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī-kom'ĕ-trē),
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]

psychometrics

(sī′kə-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. Also called psychometry.

psy′cho·met′ric, psy′cho·met′ri·cal adj.
psy′cho·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
psy·chom′e·tri′cian (sī-kŏm′ĭ-trĭsh′ən), psy·chom′e·trist (sī-kŏm′ĭ-trĭst) n.

psychometrics

[sī′kōmet′riks]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + metron, measure
the development, administration, or interpretation of psychological and intelligence tests. Also called psychometry.

psychometrics

The science of assessing the measurement characteristics of scales that assess human psychological characteristics.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī'kom'ĕ-trē)
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics.
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]

psychometrics

the construction, validation and use of psychological tests and measurements. psychometric propertiesthe reliability and validity of a psychometric measurement instrument.
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