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ERIC Number: EJ829213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
How to Inspect Fruit
Hamaker, Ellen L.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v5 n4 p250-253 Dec 2007
Nesselroade, Gerstof, Hardy, and Ram point out that the concept of invariance as it is used in factor analytic practice differs from that employed in psychological theory. Although substantive interests often center on a lawfulness in the relationships among abstract constructs (i.e., latent variables), the focus in factor analysis has primarily been on establishing factorial invariance--implying identical relationships between latent and manifest variables across groups. In this commentary, the author highlights some measurement theoretical, substantive, and empirical issues that are of significance to the current discussion of invariance. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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