Francis Galton, measurement, psychometrics and social progress
Mon 21 May 2012
Modern cultures are deeply imbued with notions of measurement. Nearly all scientific disciplines depend heavily on mathematical measurement and arguably the social sciences have, relatively, seen the most rapid recent development of quantitative methodology and accompanying measurement regimes. In this talk Harvey Goldstein looks at the work of Francis Galton, a pioneer of modern social measurement, and traces the influence he has had over the century since his death. The talk looks at the scientific status of Galton’s work and subsequent developments within psychometrics and education, including the use of factor analysis and item response models. Links are made to current debates concerning league tables and data freedom.
Enquiries and booking
Please note that booking is required for this event.
To register please contact the Network Team on 01223 553846 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries: Cambridge Assessment Network Division Website Email: email@example.com Telephone: 01223 553846
|Mon 21 May 2012||3:30PM - 5:00PM|