MINET Technical Paper published

June 30, 2010

L. R. Pendrill et al have successfully published a paper in the journal Measure in June 2010:

L. R. Pendrill et al (2010), “Measurement with Persons: A European Network”, Measure5(2), 42 – 54.

The paper focusses on the technical aspects and discussions of the MINET project, and also introduces the projects funded under the Measuring the Impossible EU FP6 programme.

Click here to view the paper.


Newsletter 6

January 29, 2010

 MINET Newsletter 6 is now available.

Please click here to view all newsletters including the latest edition.


MINET Conference

January 11, 2010


The E-MINET members area has now been updated with the conference digest, presentations and photos from the MINET conference.

The digest and presentations are available to view to E-MINET members, by following this link.

Non-E-MINET members can sign up here. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes.

Photos are available on the MINET workshop events area.


TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: Measurability

July 16, 2009

What can be measured? This is a key question for measurement in general and particularly for the measurement of quantities related to human perception and interpretation. Very recently, the following measurability criterion has been proposed (Rossi G B, Measurement 40 (2007) 545-562). A general procedure for ensuring the measurability of a characteristic comprises the following steps:

  1. Define the class of objects that manifest the characteristic
  2. Identify the empirical properties that define the characteristic
  3. Construct a reference measurement scale, that is select a set of standard objects “representative” of the possible manifestations of the characteristic and assign to each of them a measure that complies with empirical relations
  4. Find at least one empirical procedure for assigning measures to elements not included in the reference scale that comply with empirical relations.

It is therefore suggested that a characteristic x is measurable if it is possible for the above procedure to be satisfactorily applied to it .

What do you think of this proposal? How does it compare with your current knowledge and understanding of this subject, with your professional experience and with your vision?
Feedback and comments are warmly encouraged.

Please leave a comment here.


Protected: Project Ideas Discussion

May 26, 2009

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MINET Workshop 3 Announcement

January 20, 2009

Measuring the Impossible
3rd Workshop

Wageningen, The Netherlands, May 14th-15th, 2009

Workshop objectives

The third “Measuring the Impossible” workshop is one of a series of events organised within the framework of the MINET (Measuring the Impossible NETwork) project. The workshop is open to members of MtI projects and to anyone with an interest in research in this area.

This workshop will focus on the presentation and discussion of methods and research in the following areas:

  • psychometrics
  • psychophysics
  • human perception
  • neuroscience, including fMRI
  • physical/physiological measurements including vision and audio
  • modelling including pattern recognition/machine learning/reasoning
  • measurement theory

For the call for papers , registration details, venue and accommodation information, and local organisers details please visit https://minet.wordpress.com/events/workshop3.

Related events

Think Tank D, 13 May 2009

MINET Think Tank D on the subject of Decision Making and Impact Assessment will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 13 May 2009. For more information see: www.measuringimpossible.net

4th Measuring the Impossible Workshop, November 2009, London (UK).

More information will soon be available on the MINET website: www.measuringimpossible.net


Presentations from MINET training Course 2008

January 20, 2009

Presentations from the MINET training course 2008 are available to download. You must be a member of e-MINET to gain access (signup to e-MINET here).

Go to the presentations.