ERIC Number: EJ782485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Profiles in Research: Fumiko Samejima
Wainer, Howard; Robinson, Daniel H.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v32 n2 p206-222 2007
Fumiko Samejima is best known for her pioneering work in polytomous response item response theory (IRT), yielding the eponymous model that has been used broadly for more than 30 years. In this interview, Samejima, on the verge of retiring from her faculty position at the University of Tennessee, discusses her life and career. She also describes how she first became interested in mathematics and the events that propelled her toward psychometrics.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Profiles, Evaluation Research, College Faculty, Mathematics
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