Lecture Notes in Statistics - Proceedings

Looking Back

Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Paul W. Holland

Editors: Dorans, Neil J., Sinharay, Sandip (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique history of statistics through the work of an important practitioner and professor
  • Contains papers by noteworthy working statisticians
  • Documents a well-attended conference on the influence of Paul Holland in educational measurement and statistics
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In 2006, Paul W. Holland retired from Educational Testing Service (ETS) after a career spanning five decades. In 2008, ETS sponsored a conference, Looking Back, honoring his contributions to applied and theoretical psychometrics and statistics. Looking Back attracted a large audience that came to pay homage to Paul Holland and to hear presentations by colleagues who worked with him in special ways over those 40+ years. This book contains papers based on these presentations, as well as vignettes provided by Paul Holland before each section.

The papers in this book attest to how Paul Holland's pioneering ideas influenced and continue to influence several fields such as social networks, causal inference, item response theory, equating, and DIF.  He applied statistical thinking to a broad range of ETS activities in test development, statistical analysis, test security, and operations. The original papers contained in this book provide historical context for Paul Holland’s work alongside commentary on some of his major contributions by noteworthy statisticians working today.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Contributions of Paul Holland

    Haberman, Shelby J.

    Pages 3-17

  • Algebraic Statistics for p 1 Random Graph Models: Markov Bases and Their Uses

    Fienberg, Stephen E. (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Mr. Holland’s Networks: A Brief Review of the Importance of Statistical Studies of Local Subgraphs or One Small Tune in a Large Opus

    Wasserman, Stanley

    Pages 39-49

  • Bayesian Analysis of a Two-Group Randomized Encouragement Design

    Rubin, Donald B.

    Pages 55-65

  • The Role of Nonparametric Analysis in Assessment Modeling: Then and Now

    Junker, Brian W.

    Pages 67-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Looking Back
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Paul W. Holland
Editors
  • Neil J. Dorans
  • Sandip Sinharay
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Statistics - Proceedings
Series Volume
202
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9389-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9389-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9388-5
Series ISSN
1869-7240
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
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