The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge will be hosting IMPS 2009, the 16th International Meeting and the 74th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society in St John’s College, Cambridge from the 20th to the 24th July 2009. Click here for the IMPS 2009 website.
The Psychometric Society was founded in 1935. It is an international non-profit professional organisation devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education and the social sciences. The Society publishes the journal Psychometrika which contains articles on the development of quantitative models of psychological phenomena, as well as statistical methods and mathematical techniques for evaluating psychological and educational data. Past Presidents of the Psychometric Society include L L Thurstone, E L Thorndike, J P Guilford, Harold Gulliksen, R L Thorndike, Quinn McNemar, Lee Cronbach, Frederic Lord, Warren Torgerson, B J Winer, Louis Guttman, Joseph Kruskal, Karl Joreskog, Norman Cliff, Melvin Novick, Peter Bentler, Robert Mislevy, Bengt Muthen and Susan Embretson to name just a few of the distinguished names associated with the Society.
The conference will be held in St John’s College, the second largest of the constituent Colleges of the University of Cambridge. It is set back from the River Cam on one of the most beautiful sites in the City of Cambridge. The serene atmosphere of the ancient courts, including the 12th century School of Pythagoras, is complemented by the comfort, spaciousness and convenience of its modern accommodation, conference facilities and gardens.