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A Conversation with Ledyard R. Tucker

Dorans, Neil J.
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Tucker, Ledyard R Biography Interview Psychometrics FORTRAN


Ledyard R Tucker, who died in August 2004, was a pioneer in the field of psychometrics. In the fall of 2003, he discussed his career and the history of psychometrics, the science that measures mental functions, with ETS's Neil Dorans, who was Ledyard R Tucker's last doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University ofIllinois. This interview completed a quarter century after Tucker had chaired his last dissertation committee, about six decades after he started working with L. L. Thurstone, the central figure in the development of psychometrics.

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