Lee Joseph Cronbach


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(1916–2001; b. Fresno, CA; d. Palo Alto, CA)

American psychologist. Cronbach graduated from Fresno State College in 1934, gaining his MS from UCB in 1934 and his PhD in educational psychology from U Chicago in 1940. After posts at several universities, he joined the faculty at Stanford U in 1964, where he became Professor of Education. His classic book Essentials of Psychological Testing was published in 1949, with a 5th edition in 1990. He was elected to the NAS in 1974.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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