Measurement theory with applications to decisionmaking, utility, and the social sciences /

This book provides an introduction to measurement theory for non-specialists and puts measurement in the social and behavioural sciences on a firm mathematical foundation. Results are applied to such topics as measurement of utility, psychophysical scaling and decision-making about pollution, energy...

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Author / Creator:Roberts, Fred S.
Imprint:Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [1984]
©1984
Description:1 online resource (xxii, 420 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; volume 7. Section, Mathematics and the social sciences
Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; v. 7.
Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications. Section, Mathematics and the social sciences.
Subject:Social sciences -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Mathematical models.
Decision making -- Mathematical models.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Decision making -- Mathematical models.
Social sciences -- Mathematical models.
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Sciences sociales -- Modèles mathématiques.
Calcul économique -- Modèles mathématiques.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11209541
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ISBN:9781107087477
1107087473
0521302277
9780521302272
9780511759871
Notes:Imprint and ISBN from label on title page verso. Imprint on title page: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, Advanced Book Program, 1979.
Publication taken over by Cambridge University Press in 1984 with a new copyright date.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:This book provides an introduction to measurement theory for non-specialists and puts measurement in the social and behavioural sciences on a firm mathematical foundation. Results are applied to such topics as measurement of utility, psychophysical scaling and decision-making about pollution, energy, transportation and health. The results and questions presented should be of interest to both students and practising mathematicians since the author sets forth an area of mathematics unfamiliar to most mathematicians, but which has many potentially significant applications.
Other form:Print version: Roberts, Fred S. Measurement theory with applications to decisionmaking, utility, and the social sciences 0521302277