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Ben Wright: Provocative, Persistent, and Passionate

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Part of the Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology book series (SSMST)

Abstract

Ben Wright has an unequalled place as the leading promoter of Rasch’s measurement principles and practices for the human sciences in the English speaking world. But his leadership role has courted controversy and opposition, as well as favour and adoption. Wright is lionized by many, but denigrated by others. His public championing of measurement invariance and the central role of substantive theory in science made enemies as readily as it made friends. This chapter reflects on Ben’s ongoing legacy for the human sciences.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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