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ERIC Number: EJ948038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Examining Parallelism of Sets of Psychometric Measures Using Latent Variable Modeling
Raykov, Tenko; Patelis, Thanos; Marcoulides, George A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v71 n6 p1047-1064 Dec 2011
A latent variable modeling approach that can be used to examine whether several psychometric tests are parallel is discussed. The method consists of sequentially testing the properties of parallel measures via a corresponding relaxation of parameter constraints in a saturated model or an appropriately constructed latent variable model. The underlying procedure is readily used in cases with at least three single measures studied for parallelism and is directly extended to the setting of multiple-component measuring instruments. The methodological limitations concerning intended attempts to test if two given measures are parallel are also explicated. The proposed modeling approach is illustrated with an example. (Contains 5 notes, 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Language: English
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