Associate Professor Joel Michell

A19 - Griffith Taylor Building
The University of Sydney

Selected grants

2001

  • The tension between Qualitative and Quantitative Research Perspectives in Psychology; Hibberd F, Grayson D, Michell J, Petocz A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Causes of the revolution that never happened in quantitative psychology.; Michell J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Michell, J., Bell, P., Staines, P. (2001). Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. United States: Sage Publications.
  • Michell, J., Bell, P., Staines, P. (2001). Logical Psych: Reasoning, Explanation and Writing in Psychology. Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Book Chapters

  • Michell, J. (2011). Observing Mental Processes. In Eric P Charles (Eds.), A New Look at New Realism: The Psychology and Philosophy of E.B. Holt, (pp. 5-32). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.
  • Michell, J. (2010). The quantity/quality interchange: a blind-spot on the highway of science. In A. Toomela & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Methodological thinking in psychology: 60 years gone astray?, (pp. 45-68). Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
  • Michell, J. (2009). Invalidity in Validity. In Robert W Lissitz (Eds.), The Concept of Validity: Revisions, New Directions and Applications, (pp. 111-133). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Michell, J. (2007). Representational theory of measurement. In Marcel Boumans (Eds.), Measurement in Economics: A Handbook, (pp. 19-39). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
  • Michell, J. (2004). Measurement Theory. In Not known (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. NY: Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney.

Journals

  • Michell, J. (2017). On substandard substantive theory and axing axioms of measurement: A response to Humphry. Theory and Psychology, 27(3), 419-425. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2014). The Rasch paradox, conjoint measurement, and psychometrics: Response to Humphry and Sijtsma. Theory and Psychology, 24(1), 111-123. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2013). Constructs, inferences, and mental measurement. New Ideas in Psychology, 31, 13-21. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2012). "The constantly recurring argument": Inferring quantity from order. Theory and Psychology, 22(3), 255-271. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2012). Alfred Binet and the concept of heterogeneous orders. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2011). Qualitative research meets the ghost of Pythagoras. Theory and Psychology, 21(2), 241-259. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2009). The psychometricians' fallacy: Too clever by half? British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 62(1), 41-55. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2008). Conjoint Measurement and the Rasch Paradox: A Response to Kyngdon. Theory and Psychology, 18(1), 119-124. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2008). Is psychometrics pathological science? Measurement: interdisciplinary research and perspectives, 6, 7-24.
  • Michell, J. (2008). Rejoinder (comments to "Is psychometrics pathological science?"). Measurement: interdisciplinary research and perspectives, 6, 125-133.
  • Michell, J. (2006). Psychophysics, intensive magnitudes, and the psychometricians' fallacy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 17, 414-432. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2005). The logic of measurement: A realist overview. Measurement, 38(4), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2005). The meaning of the quantitative imperative - A response to Niaz. Theory and Psychology, 15(2), 257-263. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2004). The Place Of Qualitative Research In Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1(4), 307-309.
  • Michell, J. (2003). Pragmatism, Positivism and the Quantitative Imperative. Theory and Psychology, 13(1), 45-52. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2003). The Quantitative Imperative. Positivism, Naive Realism and the Place of Qualitative Methods in Psychology. Theory and Psychology, 13(1), 5-31. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2002). Do ratings measure latent attributes? Ergonomics, 45(14), 1008-1010. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2002). Steven's theory of scales and measurement and its place in modern psychology. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54(2), 99-104. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2001). Teaching and misteaching measurement in Psychology. Australian Psychologist, 36, 211-217.

2017

  • Michell, J. (2017). On substandard substantive theory and axing axioms of measurement: A response to Humphry. Theory and Psychology, 27(3), 419-425. [More Information]

2014

  • Michell, J. (2014). The Rasch paradox, conjoint measurement, and psychometrics: Response to Humphry and Sijtsma. Theory and Psychology, 24(1), 111-123. [More Information]

2013

  • Michell, J. (2013). Constructs, inferences, and mental measurement. New Ideas in Psychology, 31, 13-21. [More Information]

2012

  • Michell, J. (2012). "The constantly recurring argument": Inferring quantity from order. Theory and Psychology, 22(3), 255-271. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2012). Alfred Binet and the concept of heterogeneous orders. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Michell, J. (2011). Observing Mental Processes. In Eric P Charles (Eds.), A New Look at New Realism: The Psychology and Philosophy of E.B. Holt, (pp. 5-32). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.
  • Michell, J. (2011). Qualitative research meets the ghost of Pythagoras. Theory and Psychology, 21(2), 241-259. [More Information]

2010

  • Michell, J. (2010). The quantity/quality interchange: a blind-spot on the highway of science. In A. Toomela & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Methodological thinking in psychology: 60 years gone astray?, (pp. 45-68). Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

2009

  • Michell, J. (2009). Invalidity in Validity. In Robert W Lissitz (Eds.), The Concept of Validity: Revisions, New Directions and Applications, (pp. 111-133). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Michell, J. (2009). The psychometricians' fallacy: Too clever by half? British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 62(1), 41-55. [More Information]

2008

  • Michell, J. (2008). Conjoint Measurement and the Rasch Paradox: A Response to Kyngdon. Theory and Psychology, 18(1), 119-124. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2008). Is psychometrics pathological science? Measurement: interdisciplinary research and perspectives, 6, 7-24.
  • Michell, J. (2008). Rejoinder (comments to "Is psychometrics pathological science?"). Measurement: interdisciplinary research and perspectives, 6, 125-133.

2007

  • Michell, J. (2007). Representational theory of measurement. In Marcel Boumans (Eds.), Measurement in Economics: A Handbook, (pp. 19-39). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

2006

  • Michell, J. (2006). Psychophysics, intensive magnitudes, and the psychometricians' fallacy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 17, 414-432. [More Information]

2005

  • Michell, J. (2005). The logic of measurement: A realist overview. Measurement, 38(4), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2005). The meaning of the quantitative imperative - A response to Niaz. Theory and Psychology, 15(2), 257-263. [More Information]

2004

  • Michell, J. (2004). Measurement Theory. In Not known (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. NY: Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney.
  • Michell, J. (2004). The Place Of Qualitative Research In Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1(4), 307-309.

2003

  • Michell, J. (2003). Pragmatism, Positivism and the Quantitative Imperative. Theory and Psychology, 13(1), 45-52. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2003). The Quantitative Imperative. Positivism, Naive Realism and the Place of Qualitative Methods in Psychology. Theory and Psychology, 13(1), 5-31. [More Information]

2002

  • Michell, J. (2002). Do ratings measure latent attributes? Ergonomics, 45(14), 1008-1010. [More Information]
  • Michell, J. (2002). Steven's theory of scales and measurement and its place in modern psychology. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54(2), 99-104. [More Information]

2001

  • Michell, J., Bell, P., Staines, P. (2001). Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. United States: Sage Publications.
  • Michell, J., Bell, P., Staines, P. (2001). Logical Psych: Reasoning, Explanation and Writing in Psychology. Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Michell, J. (2001). Teaching and misteaching measurement in Psychology. Australian Psychologist, 36, 211-217.

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