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ERIC Number: EJ879084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Construct Commensurability and the Analysis of Change
Lloyd, Jennifer E. V.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v70 n2 p252-266 2010
This article provides readers with an accessible and minimally technical description of foundational issues surrounding the analysis of individual change--that is, the amount by which a given construct related to individuals changes over time. Of primary focus is an explanation of what is meant by construct commensurability, the requirement that longitudinal measures assess the same or comparable construct over time. Because construct commensurability is a key requirement for analyses of individual change, this article also describes various methods by which to empirically assess the commensurability of longitudinal measures. Based on the discussion of commensurability presented herein, implications for research practice are offered from a general validity theory perspective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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