Oral history interview with Robert L. French 1985

 

Name
French, Robert L (Interviewee)
Skotnes, Andor (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Robert L. French 1985
Abstract
education and work experience prior to coming to Science Research Associates, University of Michigan, B.A. 1937, M.A. 1938, Stanford Ph.D. 1940; various occupations, including work with the Army and Air Force; started with Science Research Associates in 1960 as vice president of research and testing; problems with the organization; recollections of Lyle Spencer; company public in 1962, subsequent s tock controversy; reorganization of the test division; updating tests; relationship with the authors; the use of computers in testing; industrial testing division; Motorola test case; racial or sexual bias in tests; the National Merit Scholars Corporation; relationship between the test division and other departments; International Business Machines takeover; impressions of Richard Giesen and fellow colleagues; general evaluation of experiences at Science Research Associates; activities since leaving.
Collection Name
Spencer Foundation project
Subjects
Psychologists; Education--Research; Educational tests and measurements; French, Robert L; Spencer, Lyle Manley, 1911-1968; Science Research Associates
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1985
Note (Biographical)
Psychologist.
Note
Interviewed by Andor Skotnes on October 18, 1985.
Digitzed from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Note (Provenance)
Robert L. French, Gift 1986
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
13505893
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-6b6m-3709
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.