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Frank M. Andrews
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Professor Frank M. Andrews, professor of psychology, professor of population planning and international health, and distinguished research scientist in the Institute for Social Research, died on December 23, 1992.

Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, on April 2, 1935, Professor Andrews received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1957. Following studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the New School for Social Research, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1962. In 1959, he joined the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research; he was appointed to the faculties of the Department of Psychology in 1963 and the Department of Population Planning and International Health in 1979.

Professor Andrews conducted numerous studies on social indicators of well-being, scientific creativity, social science research methods, and other subjects. He was the author or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs and of many scientific articles and chapters. In the late 1960s, he participated in and later directed an eight-year project to assist the government of Peru in establishing a survey research center to gather information about that country's labor force and other social indicators.

Professor Andrews made extensive contributions to survey research methods and analysis techniques and is credited with the invention of a number of measures, indicators, and statistical innovations. His work is widely used and cited by many scholars. In addition to being a distinguished researcher, Professor Andrews was a superb teacher. He established and taught several highly popular courses in survey analysis techniques, served on numerous doctoral committees and for many years directed the doctoral programs in population planning and international health, and contributed to international research as both a teacher and consultant.

In 1990, Professor Andrews received the University's Distinguished Research Scientist Award. His achievements also were recognized in 1992 by the establishment of the Frank M. Andrews Survey Research Center Summer Institute Fellowship.

Professor Andrews will always be remembered by his students and colleagues with affection and universal respect for his breadth of expertise in the areas of analysis of survey data and the study of the quality of life in cross-cultural settings. He is survived by his wife Ann and his sons Kenneth and Steven.