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The Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence provides an overview of recent studies on intelligence to help readers develop a sound understanding of results and perspectives in intelligence research. In this volume, editors Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W. Engle bring together a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research, cognition and methods, to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art examinations of a particular domain of intelligence research and highlight important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.  

Faceted Models of Intelligence
Faceted models of intelligence

Facet theory, developed by Louis Guttman (Guttman, 1954, 1957), is a theoretical approach about how theories themselves are specified and tested. Facet theory can therefore be characterized also as a metatheory (Canter, 1985). Theory here means a hypothesis of a correspondence between a definitional system for a universe of observations and aspects of the empirical structure of these observations, together with a rationale for such a hypothesis (Levy & Guttman, 1989). The facet design is intended to make such hypotheses transparent. It enables researchers to define their hypotheses formally in such a way that systematic data collection and data analysis are possible. A facet may be any way of categorizing observations in usually mutually exclusive and exhaustive categories ...

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