ERIC Number: EJ829214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 15
Idiographic Measurement Invariance?
Willoughby, Michael T.; Sideris, John
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v5 n4 p254-258 Dec 2007
In this article, the authors comment on Nesselroade, Gerstorf, Hardy, and Ram's efforts (this issue) to grapple with the challenge of accommodating idiographic assessment as it pertains to measurement invariance (MI). Although the authors are in complete agreement with the motivation for Nesselroade et al.'s work, the authors have concerns about Nesselroade et al.'s construal of the problem, as well as their proposed solution. The authors begin by summarizing their understanding of Nesselroade et al.'s problem statement and solution. They then delineate their concerns and conclude by considering other strategies that may help to reconcile the Nomothetic/Idiographic debate as it pertains to MI.
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Evaluation, Motivation, Individual Differences, Structural Equation Models, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Item Response Theory
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