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Guttman, Louis

Works: 102 works in 184 publications in 3 languages and 1,726 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: HN761.P28, 301.23
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Most widely held works by Louis Guttman
Theory construction and data analysis in the behavioral sciences by Samuel Shye( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prediction of personal adjustment. A survey of logical problems and research techniques, with illustrative application to problems of vocational selection, school success, marriage, and crime by Social Science Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

14 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph represents a survey of the logical problems involved in the prediction of human adjustment, with a critical consideration of basic research techniques, new and old, and with illustrative applications to the problems of vocational selection, school success, marriage, and crime. Three considerations converged to make this task seem especially timely. First, a considerable stream of new quantitative theory, as illustrated by factor analysis in psychology, has recently opened new vistas of possibilities for the improvement of instruments of measurement and the discovery of factors important in the prediction of human adjustment. Some of this new mathematical work, seemingly remote from problems of prediction, turns out to have implications which will freshen the whole approach to the prediction problem. Second, new inventions in mechanical tabulation now make possible economical statistical operations which would have been prohibitively costly a decade ago. The influence on psychology and the social sciences of new devices in mechanical tabulation parallels the influence of new mathematical techniques. Third, recent efforts to make more explicit the operations which actually go on in "intuitively sizing up people" in informal interviews and, in general, in the case study methods of research have demonstrated the urgent need of linking more closely quantitative and nonquantitative methods for improving the value and accuracy of predictions. A timely aspect of this study grows out of the need of the national defense program for a rigorous reexamination of fundamental prediction problems in the vocational field by experts freed from immediate administrative responsibilities who could bring their experience to a focus in an atmosphere of relative detachment. The monograph is in two parts. Part I is devoted to a systematic discussion and analysis of the prediction problem. It also contains, at the end, a memorandum on Prediction and National Defense. Part II comprises a number of supplementary studies, several of which make new contributions of theory and technique. While the presentation of a comprehensive bibliography, which would run into thousands of titles, was beyond the scope of the monograph, an intensive study of a considerable body of the literature was made and a special search was made for concrete illustrations of certain of the more crucial methodological points"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Social change in Israel : attitudes and events, 1967-1979 by Russell A Stone( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Guttman on theory and methodology : selected writings by Louis Guttman( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guttman-Lingoes nonmetric program series by James C Lingoes( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻArakhim ṿe-ʻemdot shel ha-noʻar ha-lomed be-Yiśraʼel by Shlomit Levy( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in Hebrew and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants on the threshold by Judith T Shuval( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first large-scale empirical work on the adjustment problems of immigrants in Israel is now updated with a new introduction by the author and a preface by Alex Weingrod. The extraordinary phenomenon of worldwide immigration to Israel has made this searching study of people in transit possible. "Immigrants on the Threshold" reports on the attitudes and behaviors of almost 2,000 people from twenty countries during their first year in Israel during the early years of mass migration. It is of particular interest as the phenomenon of integration becomes an issue for concern in many other parts of the world. "Immigrants on the Threshold" by Judith Shuval presents a theoretical framework closely intermeshed with rich empirical findings. No other work in this field approaches this study in either depth of theoretical analysis or in design and execution of data collection performed by conducting in-depth interviews and then using statistical analysis to quantify results in exacting and objective detail. It attempts to answer a number of critical questions: What factors in the immigrants' past and present condition their responses to the strain of transit? What is the role of commitment to the goal of the new society into which they must incorporate? What is the role of different social and economic backgrounds in determining patterns of acculturation? What factors affect the aspirations and mobility patterns of immigrants? The answers to these questions - the hypotheses formulated and the conclusions reached in "Immigrants on the Threshold"--Contribute substantially to the fields of both sociology and social psychology. These answers, and the methods used to reach them, should be of interest to anyone in these fields and the field of applied social research, as well as those interested in Israel and questions of immigrant integration."--Provided by publisher
Migration and belonging; a study of mental health and personal adjustment in Israel by Abraham Albert Weinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By LOUIS GUTTMAN Fitting it is for the World Mental Health Year that a funda mental research monograph should appear, devoted to one of the universal - but perhaps inadequately recognized - problems of our times: mental health and personal adjustment problems of immigrants. Many types of demographic data on migration are readily available from a variety of official sources. Social scientists who have addressed themselves to the subject have many plausi ble hypotheses about sociopsychological factors leading to mi gration and the effects of migration upon later adjustment. Conclusions based upon empirical psychological and psychiatric research are few and far between. Is it true that a person who is willing to depart his homeland voluntarily for another country must be better adjusted than others in order to be able to brave the idea of making the change? Or is the converse true? While it would be of great interest to study potential migrants before they leave, and the conditions under which they leave, the present monograph is devoted to research at the other end of the problem. What type of immigrant adjusts well after arrival in the new country, and under what conditions? The unusual situation of Israel in absorbing, in a short span of time, people from many countries of origin afforded a unique opportunity for this type of study
Development of diagnostic analytical and mechanical ability tests through facet design and analysis by Louis Guttman( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology based on facet theory (modified set theory) was used in test construction and analysis to provide an efficient tool of evaluation for vocational guidance and vocational school use. The type of test development undertaken was limited to the use of nonverbal pictorial items. Items for testing ability to identify elements belonging to an ordered set (analogy testing) were constructed on the basis of facet design, and the elements of the set were presented in simple diagrammatic drawings. The two tests devised in this project were an analytical ability test and a mechanical comprehension test. The attributes, functions, and arrangements employed in the analytical ability test were described. The items employed in the analytical ability test were of three classes (1) class a - where figures varied in size, direction, or place, (2) class b - where shape was an attribute which varied, and (3) class c - where function was exhibited by different attributes or different sets of values of an attribute. Descriptions were included of (1) distractors of the analytical ability test, (2) analytical ability test booklets, (3) items of the mechanical comprehension test, (4) mechanical comprehension test booklets, and (5) some new methods of item analysis. Data collection included the administration of the constructed tests to a sample of 637 pupils in grades 7, 8, and 9. conclusions were (1) facet design could be employed in item construction, (2) the degree of success (test development) achieved was uneven, differing with the kind of test and the nature of analysis conducted, and (3) various regions of classes, arrangements, and functions, as well as the subtests of the mechanical test should prove important for predictive measurement. (Rs)
ha-Ratson le-hishaʼer ba-arets : nituʼaḥ mimtsaʼim meha-seḳer ha-shoṭef be-ḳerev ha-tsibur ha-Yiśreʼeli ha-ʻironi be-ḥodesh April 1974 by Shlomit Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in Hebrew and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factor analysis is but is not image analysis by Louis Guttman( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values and attitudes of Israel high school youth by Shlomit Levy( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A facet-theoretical approach to research on the use of media and on attitudes among elite groups by Zeev Ben-Sira( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is not what in theory construction by Louis Guttman( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis for scalogram analysis by Louis Guttman( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Analysis of Diagnostic Effectiveness of a Facet Design Battery of Achievement and Analytical Ability Test by Louis Guttman( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internal structure of a battery of achievement and intelligence tests was analyzed to enhance the diagnostic value of the battery. Construction of the achievement and intelligence tests was guided by a facet design. The research hypotheses were that--(1) stages of development and achievement in the various areas tested in the battery exist, and (2) certain kinds of systematic difficulties can be diagnosed by facet design and by analysis of test distractors. Data analysis was done using the guttman-lingoes scalogram analysis I (msa-i) and the guttman-lingoes smallest space analysis I and ii (ssa-i and ssa-ii). The structure of the interrelationships holding between a battery of tests and between items of a subtest were investigated using ssa-I. Results were consistent with earlier findings on the relationships between different subtests of analytical ability and aptitude achievement. The msa-i analysis of subtests and of individual items revealed the existence of stages of achievement for the arithmetic test. A ssa-ii analysis of the arithmetic test showed that subjects tended to make similar types of errors on different items. (Ps)
The Green-M[a]cDonald proof of the nonexistence of factor analysis by Louis Guttman( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is not what in statistics by Louis Guttman( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Guṭman, Eliyahu Luʼis

Guttman Eliahu 1916-1987

Guttman, Eliyahu 1916-1987

Guttman, Eliyahu Lu'is 1916-1987

Guttman, Louis.

Guttman Louis 1916-1987

Guttman, Louis Eliyahu 1916-1987

Guttmann, Louis 1916-1987

Gwṭman, ʾEliyahw Lwʾiys 1916-1987

Gwṭman, Lwʾiys 1916-1987

Levi, Shlomit.

Louis Guttman Amerikaans wiskundige (1916-1987)

Louis Guttman matematico statunitense

Louis Guttman US-amerikanisch-israelischer Sozialwissenschaftler

Pinkerfeld, Jakob.

גוטמאן, אליהו בן שלמה

גוטמאן, אליהו ל

גוטמאן, אליהו לואיס 1916-

גוטמאן, אליהו לואיס, 1916-1987

גוטמן, אליהו לואיס

גוטמן, אליהו לואיס 1916-

גוטמן אליהו לואיס 1916-1987

גוטמן לואיס 1916-1987

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