Leo Goodman

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Leo A. Goodman
Residence United States
Citizenship United States
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Syracuse University, Princeton University
Doctoral advisor John Tukey, Samuel S. Wilks
Known for Social statistics, Goodman and Kruskal's lambda, Goodman and Kruskal's gamma
Notable awards R. A. Fisher Lectureship (1968)
Wilks Memorial Award (1985)

Leo A. Goodman is a statistician known particularly for developing statistical methods for the social sciences, including statistical methods for analyzing data from statistical surveys and statistical methods for analyzing categorical data.

Goodman worked at the University of Chicago until 1986. Since 1986, he has been Class of 1938 Professor in the Sociology Department and the Statistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


  1. ^ "Leo Goodman". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Leo Goodman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project