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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

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]
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Results revealed solid psychometrical properties of the Inventory as well as QOL differences among the three groups, specially patient-physician relationship related and concerns.
The scope of this research is not to provide new psychometrical evidence on the correctness of a certain Learning Style Theory.
Based on the APA Delphi consensus conceptualization of critical thinking a series of psychometrical instruments were created among which was the "Test of Everyday Reasoning (TER)" that was used in our research.
In this study, the authors correlated the MSHS with other psychological tests of personality, religiousness and anxiety towards death, and concluded that, considering the quantity and variety of studies using the MSHS, this scale presents a consistent factorial structure proving the validity of the construct, as well as a high internal consistency as presented by the elevated Cronbach alpha (.92), showing acceptable psychometrical properties.
According to the American Psychiatric Association's classification DSM-IV-TR it is characterised as a reading disorder (RD) in which the level of competence reached, measured by standard tests, taken individually, is below what would be expected based on the chronological age of the subject, on the psychometrical evaluation of intelligence and on adequate education for the age of the child.
Nevertheless, there is a growing trend to include multivariate procedures in psychometrical studies.
In the area of personality structure, most researchers have agreed on the psychometrical advantages of the Big Five model proposed by Costa and McCrae (1992), often concluding that the Five Factor model is ubiquitous (Costa, 1997; Costa & McCrae, 1992; Deary & Matthews, 1993; McCrae & Costa, 1997b).
Thus, the aim of this work is to provide further empirical psychometrical confirmation of the non-specificity of the acquisition of a ToM by the child.
A parallel set of literature exists in the psychometrical and sociological literature (Cattell 1944, Jackson and Alwin 1980, Dunlap and Cornwall 1994), although there appears to be no recognition of the work between these fields, likely due to differences in the terminology.
Over the years TAT has been criticized on two different levels; one specific about its psychometrical standards, and one more general regarding its use and administration.
Both indices have strong psychometrical properties, which is why they are commonly applied in the evaluation of the condition of the feet in patients suffering from RA and other diseases.
With the exception of items 4, 18, 24, 32 and 33, the other items are coherent with the theoretical proposition that support and show the acceptable psychometrical proprieties.