AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBABILISTIC THEORY OF MEASUREMENT

  • Giovanni Battista Rossi

Abstract

Measurement plays a fundamental role, in both physical and behavioural sciences, as a linkbetween abstract models and empirical reality. A challenge therefore arises: is it possible todevelop a unique theory of measurement for the different domains of science it is involved in?A basic kernel for one such theory, dealing with two main issues, the measurement scale andthe measurement process, is presented. Since uncertainty plays an essential part, the theory isexpressed in probabilistic terms. Some notes on the application of this theory topsychophysical measurements are also provided.
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