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Intellectual styles: measurement and assessment

Cassidy, S 2011, 'Intellectual styles: measurement and assessment ' , in: International Handbook of Intellectual Styles: Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking , American, New York. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The chapter presents a critical account of approaches, including historical, contemporary and potential approaches, to the measurement and assessment of intellectual styles. Its ultimate aim is to support ‘good’ research and practice in the field of intellectual styles by providing insights into the limitations of measurement and measures of style and emphasising contexts for measurement of style. A notional conceptual geography reflecting the relative position of the variant style constructs is proposed and then used to inform a review of style measurement, considering issues of theoretical and conceptual foundations, psychometric rigour, utilisation and continued relevance in applied settings. The chapter culminates in a summary of rudiments necessary for the future development of intellectual styles research and practice along a more cohesive, consensual, aligned, transparent, accessible and methodologically robust path, than has previously been the case.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Zang, LF, Rayner, S and Sternberg, R
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Publisher: American
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 17:07
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:46
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12854

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