UMassAmherst: Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)
Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

REMP Seminar: NBME's Howard Wainer to Speak

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Dr. Howard Wainer, Distinguished Research Scientist of the National Board of Medical Examiners, will speak at UMass-Amherst in two talks co-sponsored by REMP and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Wainer's first talk is entitled "Pictures at an Exhibition: The Role of Visual Displays in an Evidence-based Science," and will be held in Lederle Room 1634 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

His second talk, also to take place in Lederle Room 1634 from 1:15pm-2:30pm, is entitled "Uneducated Guesses: Three Examples of how Mistreating Missing Data Yields Misguided Educational Policy."

Howard Wainer is Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners and an adjunct professor of statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published numerous books, most recently Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies (Princeton University Press, 2011). He received the 2006 National Council on Measurement in Education Award for Scientific Contribution to a Field of Educational Measurement for his development of Testlet Response Theory and given NCME's career achievement award in 2007, and he received the Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association in 2009 and was included in Who's Who in America, 2009 and 2010.


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