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Intellectual styles : Measurement and assessment

Cassidy, SF 2011, 'Intellectual styles : Measurement and assessment' , in: International Handbook of Intellectual Styles: Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking , Springer Publishing Company, New York, pp. 67-89.

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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: Zhang, LF, Sternberg, R and Rayner, S
Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780826106674
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Simon Cassidy
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 16:11
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:33
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12866

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