William P. Fisher

University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

Research Associate

Berkeley, CA 94704

United States

http://www.LivingCapitalMetrics.com

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“  Currently I am working through a new ways of responding to the challenge posed by Star and Ruhleder (1996, p. 118) , who say that, "If we, in large-scale information systems implementation, design messaging systems blind to the discontinuous nature of the different levels of context, we end up with organizations which are split and confused, systems which are unused or circumvented, and a set of circumstances of our own creation which more deeply impress disparities on the organizational landscape." It seems to me that there are untried and potentially quite productive approaches to incorporating the discontinuities across levels of context in our information infrastructures and messaging systems. Watch this space for further developments... Star, S. L., & Ruhleder, K. (1996, March). Steps toward an ecology of infrastructure: Design and access for large information spaces. Information Systems Research, 7(1), 111-134.  ”

Scholarly Papers (28)

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Distinguishing between Consistency and Error in Reliability Coefficients: Improving the Estimation and Interpretation of Information on Measurement Precision

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Oct 2010
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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reliability, unidimensionality, consistency, error, statistics, measurement, individual behavior models, parameter, Rasch models separation; model fit; survey research; rating scales;

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Rasch, Frisch, and Two Fishers: A Social History of the Econometric Origins of Some Widely Used Psychometric Models

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2011
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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econometric models, history, biography, parameter separation, minimally sufficient statistics, structural invariance, Rasch models, Ragnar Frisch, Tjalling Koopmans, Ronald Fisher, Irving Fisher, Georg Rasch, University of Chicago, Cowles Commission

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Meaningfulness, Measurement, Value Seeking and the Corporate Objective Function: An Introduction to New Possibilities

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2011
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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Measurement, Externalities, Capital, Intangibles, Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, Balanced Scorecard, Multiple Objectives, Social Welfare, Social Responsibility, Corporate Objective Function, Corporate Purpose, Tradeoffs, Corporate Governance

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A Technology Roadmap for Intangible Assets Metrology

Fundamentals of Measurement Science: International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) TC1-TC7-TC13 Joint Symposium
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2012
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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markets, institutions, rules, technology, technoscience, sociotechnical networks, actor network theory (ANT), measurement, mediating instruments, Rasch models, instrument calibration, technology roadmaps, education, health care, coordination studies, standards, metrology, history, Moore's Law

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What the World Needs Now: A Bold Plan for New Standards

Standards Engineering, 64(3), 1 & 3-5, May/June 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2012
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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standards, intangible assets, measurement, metrology, human capital, social capital, natural capital

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Measurement, Reduced Transaction Costs, and the Ethics of Efficient Markets for Human, Social, and Natural Capital

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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measurement, Rasch models, transaction costs, efficient markets, ethics, intangible assets, capital

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Causal Rasch Models

Frontiers in Psychology: Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 4(536), 1-14 [doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00536].
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Oct 2013
MetaMetrics, Inc., University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center, Aurora University - Department of Psychology and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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Rasch models, causality, prediction, measurement, reading theory, quantification, educational assessment

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Measurement, Metrology, and the Coordination of Sociotechnical Networks

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Sep 2011
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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complex adaptive systems, self-organization, market creation, Rasch models, measurement, markets, information quality, metrology, standards, surveys, tests, assessments, coordination studies, psychometrics, traceability

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Building a Productive Trading Zone in Educational Assessment Research and Practice

Pensamiento Educativo: Revista de Investigacion Educacional Latinoamericana, 52(2), 55-78, 2015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Nov 2015
William P. Fisher and Mark Wilson
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Education
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NIST Critical National Need Idea White Paper: Metrological Infrastructure for Human, Social, and Natural Capital

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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measurement, metrology, standards, cognitive markets, intangible assets

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Metaphor as Measurement and Vice Versa: Convergence and Separation of Figure and Meaning in a Mawri Proverb

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2011
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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Metaphor, Measurement, Niger, Mawri, Science, Philosophy, Method, Ontology, Quantification, Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Meaningfulness, Language, Mathematical Thinking, Instrument Calibration, Postmodernism

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A Predictive Theory for the Calibration of Physical Functioning Patient Survey Items

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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theory development, explanatory models, measurement, instrument calibration, health care, physical functioning, functional assessment, physical therapy, activities of daily living, standards, mathematical models

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Overcoming the Invisibility of Metrology: A Reading Measurement Network for Education and the Social Sciences

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 459(012024), DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/459/1/012024
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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measurement, Rasch models, metrology, standard units, reading research, education, construct theory

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Metrology, Psychometrics, and New Horizons for Innovation

18th International Congress of Metrology, Article No. 09007, DOI/10.1051/metrology/201709007, 2017
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Nov 2017
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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Metrology, Measurement, Rasch Models, Psychometrics, IMEKO, Unit Standards, Traceability

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Theory-Based Metrological Traceability in Education: A Reading Measurement Network

Fisher, W. P., Jr., & Stenner, A. J. (2016). Theory-based metrological traceability in education: A reading measurement network. Measurement, 92, 489-496.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jul 2016
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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measurement, Rasch models, metrology, education, psychometrics, traceability, reading ability, education, predictive theory, unit standards, test equating, traceability

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A Practical Approach to Modeling Complex Adaptive Flows in Psychology and Social Science

Procedia Computer Science, 114, 165-174.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Nov 2017
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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complex adaptive systems, Rasch models, stochastic structures, invariance, mathematical models, self-organization, nonequilibrium dynamics

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From Concrete to Abstract in the Measurement of Length

Journal of Physics Conference Series, 459, 2013, DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/459/1/012026.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2013
Andreas Stephanou and William P. Fisher
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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measurement, Rasch models, length, metrology, standard units, traceability, concatenation

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Quantifying Human Response: Linking Metrological and Psychometric Characterisations of Man as a Measurement Instrument

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 459, 2013
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Leslie Pendrill and William P. Fisher
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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measurement, metrology, psychometrics, Rasch models, counting, perception, Weber's law, traceability

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Metrological Traceability in the Social Sciences: A Model from Reading Measurement

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 459 (012025), DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/459/1/012025.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2013
A. Jackson Stenner and William P. Fisher
MetaMetrics, Inc. and University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center
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education, reading measurement, construct theory, metrology, traceability, standard units, formative assessment

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Towards an Alignment of Engineering and Psychometric Approaches to Uncertainty in Measurement: Consequences for the Future

18th International Congress of Metrology, 12004, 1-9. DOI: 10.1051/metrology/201712004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Nov 2017
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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Uncertainty, Error, Confidence Intervals, Measurement, Metrology, Psychometrics, Model-based Reasoning, Complex Adaptive Systems, Self-organization

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The Role of Metrology in Mediating and Mobilizing the Language and Culture of Scientific Facts

Journal of Physics Conference Series, 588, 10.1088/1742-6596/588/1/012043
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Jun 2015
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.
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Adaptive Measurement and Assessment

Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 469-490, 2016
Posted: 25 Mar 2016
Matt Barney and William P. Fisher
LeaderAmp and University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

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Counting and Quantification: Comparing Psychometric and Metrological Perspectives on Visual Perceptions of Number

Measurement, 71, 46-55.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015
Leslie Pendrill and William P. Fisher
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

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On the Potential for Improved Measurement in the Human and Social Sciences

In Q. Zhang & H. Yang (Eds.), Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium 2012 Jiaxing University Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-11). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2013
Posted: 16 Oct 2013
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.

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geometry, natural law, history of science, measurement, Rasch models

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Imagining Education Tailored to Assessment as, for, and of Learning: Theory, Standards, and Quality Improvement

Assessment and Learning, 2, 2013, Forthcoming
Posted: 16 Oct 2013
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

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education, assessment, measurement, formative assessment, quality improvement, construct theory, prediction, instrument calibration, metrology, standardized units, traceability

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GDP, GNP, Economic Indexes, Genuine Progress Indicator, Happiness Index, Measurement, United Nations, Millennium Development Goals, Rasch, Scaling Methods, Calibration, Development, Research Methods

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Invariance and Traceability for Measures of Human, Social, and Natural Capital: Theory and Application

Measurement (Elsevier), Vol. 42, No. 9, pp. 1278-1287, November 2009
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

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measurement, metrology, Rasch, psychometrics, capital, traceability, invariance

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Bringing Human, Social, and Natural Capital to Life: Practical Consequences and Opportunities

Fisher, W. P., Jr. (2011). Bringing human, social, and natural capital to life: Practical consequences and opportunities. Journal of Applied Measurement, 12(1), 49-66., Reprinted in Advances in Rasch Measurement, Vol. 2, (pp. 1-27), M. Wilson, K. Draney, N. Brown, B. Duckor, eds., Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press, 2011.
Posted: 28 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2013
William P. Fisher
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center

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Capital measurement, invariance, common metrics, reference standards, traceability, metrology, Rasch models, economic models, quantification, meaningfulness, collective cognition, markets

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Metrology for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

National Sciences Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences White Paper, 2011
Posted: 29 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2011
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.

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Metrology, Uniform Metrics, Reference Standards, Measurement, Science, Economics, Capital, Traceability

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Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches Via the Phenomenological Method

International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 85-99
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2011
William P. Fisher and A. Jackson Stenner
University of California, Berkeley - BEAR Center and MetaMetrics, Inc.

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mixed methods, Rasch measurement, phenomenology, philosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, network thinking, collective cognition