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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 259 Collections and/or Records:

12 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 25 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/10
Scope and Contents Thomson gives Ledermann his address at the Training College, Bingley, for the following fortnight, informing him he will be lecturing there and asking him to write. He also mentions an enclosed cheque, which has not survived in the collection, asking Ledermann to sign and return it.

12 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 1 Mar 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/45
Scope and Contents Thomson refers to his previous letters regarding correlation co-efficients in a doubly centred matrix. He tells Ledermann he was wrong in some respects, and asks him further questions in relation to the work of Burt.

12 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 28 Oct 1939-Nov 15 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/91
Scope and Contents In the first letter, dated 28 Oct 1939 and numbered 12 (39), Thomson refers to Ledermann's manuscript, which he had originally enclosed with some deletions suggested by a referee. These have not survived in the collection. He tells Ledermann that he is unsure if Professor Kendall will apply for a Carnegie Grant, or if Thomson or Ledermann will have to. In the second letter, dated 15 Nov 1939 and numbered 12 a (39), Thomson invites...

13 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Aug 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/11
Scope and Contents Thomson advises Ledermann to keep the letters he sends him for future reference. He discusses a paper he has written for the British Journal of Psychology, which regards the influence selection has over factorial analysis, and asks Ledermann if he should shorten it. He advises Ledermann to make use of some of the concepts for a paper of his own regarding matrix notation, and refers him to work of Hotelling, Thurstone, and Aitken, particularly Aitken's...

13 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 3 Mar 1938-5 Mar 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/46
Scope and Contents In his letter, dated 3 Mar 1938 and numbered 13 (38), Thomson thanks Ledermann for his previous letter, and responds to his points regarding the reciprocity of persons and tests, referring to Burt's statement that we can always deduce all we want to know about person-factors from an analysis into test-factors, or vice versa, and need only perform whichever analysis is convenient. Thomson disagrees with this, apart...

13 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 5 Dec 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/92
Scope and Contents Short letter in which Thomson reminds Ledermann to order 150 offprints of Ledermann's article, which the research fund will pay for.

14 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 14 Aug 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/12
Scope and Contents Thomson refers to a proof or article which he had enclosed. This has not survived in the collection. He does not name the author, but suggests to Ledermann that he may want to contact him, either sending the letter by the fastest ship or communicating by cable, charging the costs to the Carnegie fund. He refers to his British Journal of Psychology article discussed previously; highlighting that he wishes it to be understood by less mathematical readers, and...

14 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Mar 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/47
Scope and Contents Thomson comments briefly on Thurstone’s The Vectors of the Human Mind, pointing out that Thurstone uses a theorem proved by Burt. Thomson also refers Ledermann to articles he and Ledermann wrote for Psychometrika on boundary conditions, since this is something he wishes to write about in The Factorial Analysis of Human Ability. He informs Ledermann that he will be taking part in a discussion at...

15 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 16 Aug 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/13
Scope and Contents Thomson informs Ledermann that he has submitted his paper to the British Journal of Psychology, and has included a referral to a future article of Ledermann's.

15 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 8 Mar 1938-9 Mar 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/48
Scope and Contents Thomson discusses some areas of uncertainty he has regarding making back estimates of the scores z from the first few Hotelling factors, referring to Bartlett's estimates of the Thurstone common factors.

Thomson asks Ledermann whether the back estimates using the Hotelling method or Bartlett-Thurstone method are best. He has added a short post script at the end of his letter the next day stating M S Bartlett's method is best.