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Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?
When Sir Cyril Burt died in 1971, he was widely recognized as Britain's most eminent educational psychologist whose studies of gifted and delinquent children, contributions to the development of factor analysis, and research on the inheritance of intelligence brought widespread acclaim. Within five years of his death, however, he was publicly denounced as a fraud who had f ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA
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This book has several chapters by different authors. The one on Burt and early factor analysis may hold the distinction of being the only interesting article in existence about factor analysis. In just the last few days, I've seen an article saying they've "found" some genes that work together to produce a (small) effect on IQ. We are relying on twin studies no more. It is interesting that while most of the people who have looked into it are pretty sure Burt made up some data, nobody can say tha ...more