Peter H. Schönemann
Professor Emeritus • Department of Psychological Sciences • Purdue University
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(with wife Roberta. Photo courtesy S. Nishisato, Toronto, Canada)

Peter H. Schönemann,  (July 15, 1929 - April 7, 2010)
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1964
Thurstone Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of N. Carolina, 1965-66
Assistant then Associate Professor, Ohio State University, 1966-69
Postdoctoral Fellow, Educational Testing Service, 1967-68
Associate Professor of Psychology, Purdue University, 1969-2001.

Main research interests:

  1. Multivariate methods: Path analysis, factorial definitions of "intelligence," factor indeterminacy,  statistical power in confirmatory factor analysis,  Spearman Hypothesis artifact.
  2. Multidimensional scaling and measurement: Unfolding, subjective metrics models,  multidimensional psychophysics,  metrics for bounded response scales.
  3. Quantitative behavior genetics: Variance component models for  heritability indices based on twin data, "non-shared environment".
  4. Test theory: Hit-rate bias, base-rate problem, minority discrimination.
  5. Mathematical tools for social scientists: Matrix derivatives, correlation and convolution algebra.

This site will be updated from time to time. The current version was published May 2010. Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are welcome. Please direct those, as well as reprint requests, to:

Roberta Schonemann
4515 Erwin Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
765-583-4807, schonem<at>gmail.com
            or
Moritz Heene
Department of Psychology
Psychological Diagnostics
University of Graz, Austria
moritz.heene<at>uni-graz.at