ERIC Number: EJ812280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 11
Manifest and Latent Variates
Maraun, Michael D.; Halpin, Peter F.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v6 n1-2 p113-117 Jan 2008
The clue to what latent variable models are, and to a workable account of the basis for the traditional manifest/latent variable distinction, lies in a reconsideration of the indeterminacy property of linear factor structures. In this article, the authors contend that latent variable models are not detectors of unobservable latent structures, properties/attributes, causal sources, or anything else. They are of a kind with component models, and, while both possess model-like features, neither is a model in the classical sense of the term (for neither involves rules that establish entity/symbol correspondences).
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