psychometrics


psy·cho·met·rics

noun plural but singular in construction \-ˈme-triks\

Definition of PSYCHOMETRICS

:  the psychological theory or technique of mental measurement

First Known Use of PSYCHOMETRICS

circa 1924

psy·cho·met·rics

noun plural but singular in construction \-ˈme-triks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYCHOMETRICS

1
: a branch of clinical or applied psychology dealing with the use and application of mental measurement
2
: the technique of mental measurements : the use of quantitative devices for assessing psychological trends

psychometrics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Science of psychological measurement. Psychometricians design and administer psychological tests (see psychological testing), both to generate empirical data on mental processes and to refine their understanding of measurement techniques and the statistical analysis of results. Major concerns include test reliability and validity and the norming or standardization of results.

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