Northwest psychometric research institute


The field of psychometrics began to flower in the 1930‘s and resulted in a couple of decades of significant gains, during which time most of the methodologies in current use were developed. That was followed by the era mathematical modeling, resulting in increasingly esoteric mathematical models of uncertain relevance to clinical measurement. Today’s psychological measurement journals are filled with methodological articles populated by greek letters or routine validation studies. Psychometric research remains overwhelmingly nomothetic, yet human behavior seem to be rather idiographic. Whatever happened to the scientific advancement of psychological measurement? Was it subsumed by recent societal growth of intellectual property protection and corporate profiteering?

The institute was founded in the fall of 2021 with the mission of enhancing the methodology of psychological measurement through empirical studies and methodological investigations in applied psychometrics in clinical populations.

The institute is committed to open source publication, with all work available without cost and with limited restrictions on use. This website will serve as an online resource for completed research that will begin to appear on 2023.

Contact: Robert B. Basham, founder and director of research

Portland, Oregon, USA

A research institute devoted to the advancement of clinical psychometrics

Mt. Hood, Oregon

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