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NCJ Number: 52007 Find in a Library
Title: MEASUREMENT MODELS FOR CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE VARIABLES (FROM STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 1973, BY ARTHUR S GOLDBERGER AND OTIS D DUNCAN - SEE NCJ-52004)
Author(s): N W HENRY
Corporate Author: Seminar Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Russell Sage Foundation
New York, NY 10065
Seminar Press, Inc
New York, NY 10003
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO SHOW HOW ASSUMPTIONS OF PATH-ANALYTIC MODELS CLOSELY PARALLEL DICHOTOMOUS MODELS, AND BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTINUOUS-VARIABLE MODELS ARE REVIEWED.
Abstract: THE DISCUSSION ON REPEATED MEASUREMENT OF ONE CONTINUOUS VARIABLE FOCUSES ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF RESTRICTIONS AND VARIANCES. TWO WAYS OF DEVELOPING MEASUREMENT MODELS FOR DICHOTOMOUS ATTRIBUTES ARE EXAMINED: (1) TREAT VARIABLES AS NUMBER VALUED (BINARY OR 'DUMMY') AND (2) DEFINE CONDITIONAL PROBABILITIES OF RESPONSE UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGE UNDER VARIOUS CONDITIONS, LEADING TO A STYLE OF ANALYSIS THAT IS COMPARABLE TO MARKOV CHAIN ANALYSIS. WAYS OF RESTRICTING GENERAL MEASUREMENT MODELS INVOLVING DICHOTOMOUS ATTRIBUTES ARE CONSIDERED, ALONG WITH BINARY VARIABLE ANALYSIS AND POLYTOMOUS QUALITATIVE VARIABLES. APPLICATIONS OF MODELS RELATING LATENT AND MANIFEST VARIABLES ARE DISCUSSED. SUPPORTING EQUATIONS ARE GIVEN. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Analysis; Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Mathematical modeling; Research
Note: REVISION OF A PAPER PRESENTED AT A CONFERENCE COSPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL AND THE SOCIAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, NOV 12-16, 1970
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