Truman Lee Kelley

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Truman Lee Kelley (1884 – 1961) was an American researcher who made seminal contributions to statistics and psychology. [1]



He was born in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan in 1884. [2] He died in 1961. [2]


He received his A.M. degree in psychology from the University of Illinois in 1911, [2] where he became one of the four founding students of Kappa Delta Pi. [3] He completed his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1914. [2] After doing so, he worked as an instructor at the University of Texas and at Teachers College, and then in 1920 became a professor at Stanford University. He moved to Harvard University in 1931, and retired in 1950. [1]


His books include:

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Flanagan, John C. (December 1961), "Truman Lee Kelley", Psychometrika, 26 (4): 342–345, doi:10.1007/bf02289767, S2CID   121732765
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Kelley, Truman L.". International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Thompson Gale. 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. Founding of KDP, Kappa Delta Pi, retrieved 2017-06-29
  4. Flanagan (1961) calls Interpretation of Educational Measurements "a classic in the educational field".
  5. Flanagan (1961) calls Crossroads in the Mind of Man "an important landmark in aptitude testing".