Reflections on Benjamin D. Wright: Pre- and Post-Rasch

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


Of the contributors to this volume, I probably knew Ben Wright among the longest. It was 1960 when I first became a University of Chicago doctoral student. In Ben’s statistics class, he announced that he needed a research assistant to help analyze data. Two of us applied, and I counted myself lucky to be chosen. In those days, I had the top qualifications of having previously key-punched several IBM cards. I’ll recount some of my experiences in those years, and in the years since.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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