psychometrician

noun

psy·​cho·​me·​tri·​cian ˌsī-kə-mə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce psychometrician (audio)
1
: a person (such as a clinical psychologist) who is skilled in the administration and interpretation of objective psychological tests
2
: a psychologist who devises, constructs, and standardizes psychometric tests

Examples of psychometrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which, in the context of Facebook and Cambridge Analytics, is where the psychometricians at Cambridge University come in. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, 19 Mar. 2018 Teachers know that good standardized measurements designed by knowledgeable psychometricians are vitally important measures. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2017 We pair teachers from Minnesota with our own subject-matter experts (many of them former teachers themselves) and psychometricians, experts in test design, to build the assessment. Peggy Young, Twin Cities, 3 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of psychometrician was in 1911

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“Psychometrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychometrician. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychometrician

noun
psy·​cho·​me·​tri·​cian -mə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce psychometrician (audio)
1
: a person (as a clinical psychologist) who is skilled in the administration and interpretation of objective psychological tests
2
: a psychologist who devises, constructs, and standardizes psychometric tests
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