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Cyril Burt : fraud or framed?

Author: N J Mackintosh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Sir Cyril Burt died in 1971, he was widely regarded 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 had led to an international reputation. Within five years of his death, however, he was being publicly denounced as a fraud who had fabricated data purporting to
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cyril Burt.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 95000093
(OCoLC)32018313
Named Person: Cyril Burt; Cyril Lodowic Burt, Sir; Cyril Burt, Sir; Cyril Burt; Cyril Lodowic Burt, Sir)
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N J Mackintosh
ISBN: 9780191688898 0191688894
OCLC Number: 607673013
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 156 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: IQ and science : the mysterious Burt affair / A.R. Jensen --
Burt and the early history of factor and analysis / S.F. Blinkhorn --
Twins and other kinship studies / N.J. Mackintosh --
Intelligence and social mobility / C.G.N. Mascie-Taylor --
Declining educational standards / N.J. Mackintosh --
Burt as hero and anti-hero : a Greek tragedy / H.J. Eysenck --
Does it matter? The scientific and political impact of Burt's work / N.J. Mackintosh.
Responsibility: edited by N.J. Mackintosh.

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