Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?” as Want to Read:
Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?
When Cyril Burt died in 1971, he was widely regarded as Britain's most eminent educational psychologist. Within five years of his death, however, he was being publicly denounced as a fraud who had fabricated data purporting to show that human intelligence is inherited. Was he really a fraud? Or was he accused of fraud by critics anxious to dismiss such a politically unacce ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-6 of 6)
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