ERIC Number: EJ430677
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Effect of Collapsing Ordered Polytomous Scales on Parameter Estimates in Structural Equation Measurement Models.
Brown, R. L.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v51 n2 p317-28 Sum 1991
The effect that collapsing ordered polytomous variable scales has on structural equation measurement model parameter estimates was examined. Four parameter estimation procedures were investigated in a Monte Carlo study. Collapsing categories in ordered polytomous variables had little effect when latent projection procedures were used. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (Chicago, IL, 1989).