Prof. R. Darrell Bock (BS, MA, PhD)
The University of Chicago
Dept. of Psychology
5848 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637
Phone: 773-702-8838

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Along with work on psychological scaling, multivariate statistical methods, analysis of qualitative data, behavior genetics, and modeling of human growth in stature, Professor Bock has published widely in the fields of statistics, tests and measurement, and human biology. His introduction of maximum marginal likelihood and Bayes methods in item response theory (IRT), with their related computational algorithms, opened the way to practical use of advanced measurement models. Among them are his models for multiple nominal response categories, multiple dimensional item sets, and multiple-group IRT applications.

Professor Bock has served on the Technical Advisory Committee of the California Assessment Program, the Analysis Advisory Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and the NAEP Validity Panel. He is former chairman of the Committee on Research Methodology and Quantitative Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, and is a past president of the Psychometric Society, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and a Research Director of the National Opinion Research Center at The University of Chicago. He has received awards for contributions to measurement from the National Council on Measurement in Education, Educational Testing Service, and the American Psychological Association.

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