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ERIC Number: EJ978542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
A Comparison of Method Effects in Two Confirmatory Factor Models for Structurally Different Methods
Geiser, Christian; Eid, Michael; West, Stephen G.; Lischetzke, Tanja; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W.
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v19 n3 p409-436 2012
Multimethod data analysis is a complex procedure that is often used to examine the degree to which different measures of the same construct converge in the assessment of this construct. Several authors have called for a greater understanding of the definition and meaning of method effects in different models for multimethod data. In this article, we compare 2 recently proposed approaches for modeling data with structurally different methods with regard to the definition and meaning of method effects, the restricted CT-C(M - 1) model (Geiser, Eid, & Nussbeck, 2008) and the latent difference model (Lischetzke, Eid, & Nussbeck, 2002). We also introduce the concepts of individual, conditional, and general method bias and show how these types of biases are represented in the models. An application to a multirater data set (N = 199) as well as recommendations for the application and interpretation of each model are provided. (Contains 5 tables, 4 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany