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ERIC Number: EJ1118106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Evaluation of Measurement Instrument Criterion Validity in Finite Mixture Settings
Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A.; Li, Tenglong
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v76 n6 p1026-1044 Dec 2016
A method for evaluating the validity of multicomponent measurement instruments in heterogeneous populations is discussed. The procedure can be used for point and interval estimation of criterion validity of linear composites in populations representing mixtures of an unknown number of latent classes. The approach permits also the evaluation of between-class validity differences as well as within-class validity coefficients. The method can similarly be used with known class membership when distinct populations are investigated, their number is known beforehand and membership in them is observed for the studied subjects, as well as in settings where only the number of latent classes is known. The discussed procedure is illustrated with numerical data.
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Language: English
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