psychometrika—vol. 81, no. 3, 904–905 September 2016 doi: 10.1007/s11336-016-9510-4 David Thissen THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL Lyle V. Jones, long-time director of the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, passed away quietly at his home on April 13, 2016. He was 92. Lyle Jones was a quiet force in the ﬁeld of quantitative psychology for the second half of the twentieth century. He made contributions to psychological scaling, the use of computers for data collection and analysis in psychology, and large-scale educational testing. His service contributions to the university and the ﬁeld were extraordinary. Lyle was at Reed College for one year before he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1946. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Washington by 1948. Paul Horst and Lloyd Humphreys were both at UW then; they piqued Lyle’s interest in statistical aspects of psychological research. Lyle completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1950, and then he spent a year with a group of postdoctoral fellows working with L.L. Thurstone at the University of Chicago, before joining the U. of C. faculty. In 1952, Thurstone
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