ERIC Number: ED051269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Factor Scores Independent of Item Traits.
During early attempts to interpret factors represented in scores on the Gumpgookies test, an instrument designed to tap motivation to achieve in young children, the factors identified by ordinary factor-analytic techniques were found to be confounded by the subjects' response sets. This paper proposes a method for defining objectively irrelevant item response tendencies. A procedure for deriving independent factor scores from a set of items in which scores are also independent of irrelevant item trait responses is developed. The stages involved in the investigation are discussed and all steps of statistical computation are included. (Author/PR)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.