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psychometrics

Syllabification: psy·cho·met·rics
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkəˈmetriks
 
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Definition of psychometrics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The science of measuring mental capacities and processes.
Example sentences
  • Although this was necessary, due to the lack of pre-existing measures in the field, these measures lack established psychometrics.
  • As a particular discipline, psychometrics provides methodologies for constructing measurement tools and frameworks for testing whether such tools achieve expected objectives.
  • ‘For a hundred years, psychometrics have done a great job of identifying high ability in many domains, but we haven't spent as much time identifying underlying mechanisms responsible for why people test this way,’ says O'Boyle.

Derivatives

psychometrician

1
Pronunciation: /-məˈtriSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • There are the psychometricians, who look at the statistics and biology of IQ and try to determine how much of intelligence is innate.
  • Many psychometricians recognize multiple separate categories of intelligence.
  • Teachers need not become psychologists or psychometricians to understand the purpose, advantages, and limitations of test scores.

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