The Psychometric Society held its 17th International Meeting in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Institute of Education from the 19th to the 22nd of July 2011. For full details of the programme and venue see the IMPS 2011 Conference website.
We were particularly delighted that the judges of the Psychometrics Society Dissertation Award unanimously agreed on the award of the prize to our Dr Anna Brown. Many congratulations are due to her and to her PhD supervisor, Dr Maydeu-Olivares. Also attending the conference from the Psychometrics Centre were Luning Sun, Michal Kosinski, Tomoya Okubo and Iva Cek.
The previous International Conference, IMPS 2009, was held in St John's College here at Cambridge in July 2009. Details of the papers presented at this conference are available on the IMPS 2009 Conference website.
The Hong Kong Institute of Education was established in 1994 with a heritage of 70 years of teacher training dating to the former colleges of education, It is the only University Grants Committee funded institution dedicated solely to professional teacher education in Hong Kong. It provides doctoral, master and undergraduate degrees, post-graduate diplomas, certificate courses and a range of in-service programmes to around 7,000 pre-service students and serving teachers.
The Psychometric Society is an international non-profit professional organization 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.