ERIC Number: EJ1159502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Evidence Regarding the Internal Structure: Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Lewis, Todd F.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v50 n4 p239-247 2017
American Educational Research Association (AERA) standards stipulate that researchers show evidence of the internal structure of instruments. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is one structural equation modeling procedure designed to assess construct validity of assessments that has broad applicability for counselors interested in instrument development. Five steps in conducting CFA are provided, along with an illustrated example.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Construct Validity, Evaluation Methods, Counselors, Test Validity, Test Construction, Sample Size, Models, Computation, Goodness of Fit, Psychological Testing
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