Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

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thought himself the intellectual inferior of such as Pearson, Spearman, and Garnett, and skimmed over detail and difficult issues in a way which flavours his prose. But I suspect that there is more to discover, and that the controversy over his early work is far from over.


Acknowledgements

Numerous people have been generous with their time and attention during the preparation of this chapter, in particular: Christine Anderson and Susan Tarrant at the University of London Library and Lyn Naylor of the University of Liverpool archives greatly facilitated my access to various sources; Gavin Ross of Rothamsted Experimental Station, Joe Marsh, honorary archivist at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Mrs Peggy Jay ( Maxwell Garnett's daughter) and Professor Julian Hunt FRS (his grandson) provided the clues that led me to recognize Garnett's contribution; and Nick Mackintosh not only showed great tolerance as editor, he actively collaborated in finding material, and first spotted that the first edition of Mental and scholastic tests did not contain the crucial appendix.

Remaining errors and omissions are of course my own.


References

Bickersteth M. and Burt C. ( 1916). "Some results of mental and scholastic tests." Report of the fourth annual conference of educational associations held at the University of London, pp. 30-7. A copy of this paper is in the Burt archive.

Boring E. G. ( 1950). A history of experimental psychology. Appleton Century Crofts, New York.

Brown W. ( 1910). "Some experimental results in the correlation of mental abilities." British Journal of Psychology, 3, 296-322.

Burt C. ( 1909). "Experimental tests of general intelligence." British Journal of Psychology, 3, 94-177.

Burt C. ( 1910). "Experimental tests of general intelligence." British Association Annual Reports, 79, 804.

Burt C. ( 1911). "The experimental study of general intelligence." Child Study, 4, 33-45, 92-101.

Burt C. ( 1915). "General and specific factors underlying the primary emotions." British Association Annual Reports, 84, 694-6.

Burt C. ( 1917). The distribution and relations of educational abilities. London County Council.

Burt C. ( 1921). Mental and scholastic tests. King & Son, London.

Burt C. ( 1937). "Methods of factor-analysis with and without successive approximation." British Journal of Educational Psychology, 7, 172-95.

Burt C. ( 1940). The factors of the mind. University of London Press.

Burt C. ( 1947). "Critical notice of Thurstone (1947)." British Journal of Educational Psychology, 17, 163-9.

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