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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 2, Issue 2/3, Febrero/Septiembre 1987

Constancio de Castro
Pages 401-426

Introducción a la medición axiomática en las ciencias comportamentales. I. Estructuras de ordenación.

There is a frequent attitude of scholars against the quantification of Social Sciences. Our purpose here consists of describing the central topic of quantification, namely the measure ment topic by the axiomatic method. We emphasize the significance of measurement axioms for building the laws of experimental knowledge. The first step which seems unavoidable for every measuring process, thus the order structure, is presented as the initial topic which must be followed up by the more sophisticated topics in the future. The above mentioned attitude against the quantification is disclosed as a prejudice without any rational support given the actual scientific development of measurement.

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