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A small selection of Professor Bartholomew's publications:

1961: & S.E. Finer and H.B. Berrington, Backbench Opinion in the House of Commons, 1955-1959. Oxford :  Pergamon Press.

1967: Stochastic Models for Social Processes, New York and London : John Wiley and Sons. 

1971: &  E.E. Bassett, Let's Look at the Figures: the quantitative approach to human affairs, Harmondsworth Middlesex: Penguin books.  

1972: & R.E. Barlow, H.D. Brunk and J.M. Bremner, Statistical Inference under Order Restrictions , Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

1979: & A.F.Forbes, Statistical Techniques for Manpower Planning, Chichester : John Wiley and Sons.

1981: Mathematical Methods in Social Science, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

1984: God of Chance, London : SCM Press.

1987: Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis, London: Griffin.

1996: Uncertain Belief, Oxford : The Clarendon Press.

1996: The Statistical Approach to Social Measurement, San Diego: Academic Press.

2004: Measuring Intelligence: Facts and Fallacies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007: God, Chance and Purpose: Can God have it both ways? Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

2008: & F. Steele, I. Moustaki and J.I. Galbraith, Analysis of Multivariate Social Science Data. Second edition. Chapman and Hall/CRC.

2011: & M. Knott and I. Moustaki, Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis: A Unified Approach (2011), Chichester, John Wiley series in Probability and Statistics.

Conference on Social Statistics Honouring the Scientific Contributions of Professor Emeritus David J. Bartholomew

Organised by the Department of Statistics
London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Monday 12th December 2011: 14.00-18.00

  • Tuesday 13th December 2011: 10.00-16.00

Professor Bartholomew was awarded his PhD at University College London. He began his long and distinguished career as scientist for the National Coal Board, before joining Keele University in 1957 and the University College of Wales in 1960, before taking up a Chair is Statistics at the University of Kent in 1967. He joined LSE in 1973 and remained with us until his retirement in 1996. He was a Pro-Director between 1988 and 1991. 

He was President of the Royal Statistical Society between 1993 and 1995 and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

This conference acknowledges the significant contributions Professor Bartholomew made in the areas of mathematical statistics, stochastic models, latent variable models and social statistics.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre (Clement House), London School of Economics. Maps of the School and Buildings can be found using the link at the side of the page.

A buffet reception will be held in the evening of Day 1 in the LSE Senior Common Room, 5th Floor, Old Building, starting at 7.30pm. This is open to all registered participants. Tea and coffee are provided on both days and a sandwich lunch is provided on Day 2 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Francesco Bartolucci, University of Perugia
Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh
Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen
Harvey Goldstein, University of Bristol
David Hand, Imperial College
Aglaia G Kalamatianou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens
Colm O'Muircheartaigh, University of Chicago
Chris Skinner, LSE
Jouni Kuha, LSE
Shing On Leung, University of Macau
Fiona Steele, University of Bristol

The conference programme and abstracts are available here|.

There will be a special issue of a journal to appear. More details will be announced shortly on this page. There will be an open call and papers will be peer-reviewed.


Please visit LSE eShop| to book your place to attend this conference.

Registration fee: £75
Discounted registration fee for students: £40

For all conference enquiries please email statistics.events@lse.ac.uk|

Organiser: Dr Irini Moustaki (Head of Department, Department of Statistics, LSE) and Dr Martin Knott (Department of Statistics, LSE)

Co-ordinator: Imelda Noble (Department of Statistics, LSE)

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