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ERIC Number: EJ1046296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
Formative versus Reflective Measurement in Executive Functions: A Critique of Willoughby et al.
Peterson, Eric; Welsh, Marilyn C.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v12 n4 p169-172 2014
Research into executive functioning (EF) has indeed grown exponentially across the past few decades, but as the Willoughby et al. critique makes clear, there remain fundamental questions to be resolved. The crux of their argument is built upon an examination of the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) approach to understanding executive processes. The Willoughby et al. critique raised very compelling points and, most important, called into question a fundamental theoretical assumption underlying the current and very popular CFA approach. The critique should engender productive ongoing discussion that will hopefully include input from the most stalwart supporters of CFA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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