THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA


Edgeworth Laboratory for Quantitative Educational & Behavioural Science

Director:
Professor Bruno D. Zumbo, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia
Graduate Program Area: Measurement, Evaluation, & Research Methodology),  Department of ECPS
 
e-mail: bruno.zumbo@ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-1931 

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  • Professor Zumbo's research program and publications
  • The Edgeworth Laboratory
  • Edited and authored books
  • The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioral Sciences
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    For Professor Zumbo's abridged CV & research interests please click here

    What is the Edgeworth Laboratory about?

    Scholarly roots of the Edgeworth Lab. Click here

    The primary focus of the laboratory is statistical science, measurement theory and practice, and methodology for research and program evaluation.

    The idea for the Edgeworth Laboratory came to me in 1990 while I was a professor in the Measurement & Evaluation Program at the University of Ottawa. In reading the history of our discipline it struck me that there is a long and important history of establishing 'laboratories' in the behavioral and educational sciences. An earlier form of this laboratory existed at the University of Ottawa under the title Edumetrics Research Group . The laboratory moved with me to the University of Northern British Columbia in December of 1994 where I was a Professsor of Mathematics and Psychology and then again with me in the summer of 2000 to The University of British Columbia.  The laboratory primarily exists in cyberspace although it presently occupies most of my office and a laboratory at The University of British Columbia.

    The laboratory has an active group of current and former graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

    The laboratory has three inter-related purposes: (a) to promote and highlight quantitative science to prospective students and colleagues in education, psychology, sociology, health and other fields of study, (b) to stimulate scholarly activity amoung research collaborators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, and (c) to act as a clearing house for a working paper and WWW publications series entitled The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.

    The laboratory is named in honor of Professor F. Y. Edgeworth for his foundational work and scholarship in the application of mathematics and mathematical principles to the behavioural sciences. As noted by the historian of science and statistician, Professor S. Stigler, Professor Edgeworth "... was one of the foremost economic theorists of his time, is also a possible claimant to the title the father of Educational Statistics (Stigler, 1992, p. 66). Educational & behavioral statistics are very much aligned and many of us work in both fields -- in fact, one of the leading journals is entitled the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics which is jointly published by the American Statistical Association and the American Educational Research Association . In this laboratory we try, in our own humble way, to continue Professor Edgeworth's legacy.
     

    Reference Stigler, S. M. (1992). A historical view of statistical concepts in Psychology and Educational Research. American Journal of Education, 101, 60-70. 


    Biographical Sketch of Edgeworth

    Click here for a brief biographical sketch of Professor Edgeworth from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive in St. Andrews Scotland.
     

    List of Papers in the Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science and other scholarly works.

  • To read or print a short note entitled The Best Teachers I Have Had Were ... Bill Rozeboom and Donald Zimmerman scheduled to appear in the journal Teaching of Business Ethics, please click here


  • Working Paper Series

  • List of the 1995 Working Papers (abstracts and one WWW Published Paper).
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  • List of the 1996 Working Papers (abstracts).
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  • List of the 1997 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.
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  • List of the 1998 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.

  • List of the 1999 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.
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  • List of the 2000 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.
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  • List of the 2001 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.
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  • List of the 2002 WWW Published Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.

  • List of the 2003 Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.

  • List of the 2004 Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.

  • List of the 2005 Papers in the The Edgeworth Series in Quantitative Behavioural Science.



  • Book Published by the Edgeworth Laboratory. {freely available}

  • Click here for information about Knapp, T. R. The Reliability of Measuring Instruments

  • For a Listing of Affiliated Members and (current and former) Students of the Laboratory click here

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    Last updated: June 25, 2012