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Reflections: Ben Wright, Best Test Design and Knox’s Cube Test

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

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Writing this chapter past age 80 occasions some reflections upon my life as it intersected with Ben Wright. I presented some of these thoughts at a symposium given in Ben’s honor in Chicago in April of 2003. More comments can be given here to serve a wider audience. In reflecting on past times, I do so with great fondness for Ben, and in appreciation of my long friendship with him lasting more than fifty years. Not only have I had the occasion of his friendship, we shared the collegial opportunity of writing about Rasch measurement. These activities occasioned the opportunity to meet and share a friendship with many others who also acknowledge a fondness for him.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adler School of Professional PsychologyOswegoUSA

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