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The robustness of test statistics to nonnormality and specification error in confirmatory factor analysis.

- P. Curran, S. West, J. F. Finch
- Mathematics
- 1996

Monte Carlo computer simulations were used to investigate the performance of three X 2 test statistics in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Normal theory maximum likelihood )~2 (ML), Browne's… Expand

3,336 194- PDF

An empirical evaluation of alternative methods of estimation for confirmatory factor analysis with ordinal data.

- David B. Flora, P. Curran
- Mathematics, Medicine
- Psychological methods
- 1 December 2004

Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is widely used for examining hypothesized relations among ordinal variables (e.g., Likert-type items). A theoretically appropriate method fits the CFA model to… Expand

2,019 153- PDF

Computational Tools for Probing Interactions in Multiple Linear Regression, Multilevel Modeling, and Latent Curve Analysis

- K. Preacher, P. Curran, D. Bauer
- Mathematics
- 1 December 2006

Simple slopes, regions of significance, and confidence bands are commonly used to evaluate interactions in multiple linear regression (MLR) models, and the use of these techniques has recently been… Expand

3,729 146- PDF

Structural equation models with non-normal variables: Problems and remedies

- S. West, J. F. Finch, P. Curran
- Psychology, Computer Science
- 1995

2,770 144

Latent curve models: A structural equation perspective

Preface. 1 Introduction. 1.1 Conceptualization and Analysis of Trajectories. 1.2 Three Initial Questions About Trajectories. 1.3 Brief History of Latent Curve Models. 1.4 Organization of the… Expand

1,202 102- PDF

Distributional assumptions of growth mixture models: implications for overextraction of latent trajectory classes.

Growth mixture models are often used to determine if subgroups exist within the population that follow qualitatively distinct developmental trajectories. However, statistical theory developed for… Expand

775 73- PDF

An Empirical Evaluation of the Use of Fixed Cutoff Points in RMSEA Test Statistic in Structural Equation Models

- Feinian Chen, P. Curran, K. Bollen, J. Kirby, P. Paxton
- Mathematics, Medicine
- Sociological methods & research
- 1 May 2008

This article is an empirical evaluation of the choice of fixed cutoff points in assessing the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) test statistic as a measure of goodness-of-fit in… Expand

884 57- PDF

Probing Interactions in Fixed and Multilevel Regression: Inferential and Graphical Techniques

Many important research hypotheses concern conditional relations in which the effect of one predictor varies with the value of another. Such relations are commonly evaluated as multiplicative… Expand

870 43- PDF

The disaggregation of within-person and between-person effects in longitudinal models of change.

Longitudinal models are becoming increasingly prevalent in the behavioral sciences, with key advantages including increased power, more comprehensive measurement, and establishment of temporal… Expand

825 42- PDF

Integrative data analysis: the simultaneous analysis of multiple data sets.

- P. Curran, A. Hussong
- Psychology, Medicine
- Psychological methods
- 1 June 2009

There are both quantitative and methodological techniques that foster the development and maintenance of a cumulative knowledge base within the psychological sciences. Most noteworthy of these… Expand

411 39- PDF