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Construct validity in psychological tests.
Validation of psychological tests has not yet been adequately conceptualized, as the APA Committee on Psychological Tests learned when it undertook (1950-54) to specify what qualities should beExpand
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Bootstraps taxometrics. Solving the classification problem in psychopathology.
  • P. Meehl
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 1 April 1995
Classification in psychopathology is a problem in applied mathematics; it answers the empirical question "Is the latent structure of these phenotypic indicator correlations taxonic (categories) orExpand
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Multivariate Taxometric Procedures: Distinguishing Types from Continua
Introduction Carving Nature at Its Joints Defining Nature's Joints Alternative Meanings of Taxon Mathematical Foundations of Multivariate Taxometrics MAXEIG-HITMAX A Multivariate Generalization ofExpand
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Schizotaxia, Schizotypy, Schizophrenia
IN the course of the last decade, while spending several thousand hours in the practice of intensive psychotherapy, I have treated— sometimes unknowingly except in retrospect—a considerable number ofExpand
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Taxometric analysis. I: Detecting taxonicity with two quantitative indicators using means above and below a sliding cut (MAMBAC procedure)
Given two quantitative indicators of a conjectured latent taxon, a statistical function defined as the difference between the observed means for cases of one indicator (designated for the procedureExpand
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Toward an Integrated Theory of Schizotaxia, Schizotypy, and Schizophrenia
Methodological Prologue, 1 Taking a Fresh Look, 4 The Ubiquitous CNS Anomaly Approach, 14 Derivation of Main Signs and Symptoms, 25 Genetic Considerations, 35 How to Test the Dominant GeneExpand
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Comparative efficiency of informal (subjective, impressionistic) and formal (mechanical, algorithmic) prediction procedures: The clinical–statistical controversy.
Given a data set about an individual or a group (e.g., interviewer ratings, life history or demographic facts, test results, self-descriptions), there are two modes of data combination for aExpand
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Clinical versus actuarial judgment.
Professionals are frequently consulted to diagnose and predict human behavior; optimal treatment and planning often hinge on the consultant's judgmental accuracy. The consultant may rely on one ofExpand
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Taxometric Analysis: II. Detecting Taxonicity Using Covariance of Two Quantitative Indicators in Successive Intervals of a Third Indicator (Maxcov Procedure)
Given three quantitative indicators of a conjectured latent taxon, a statistical function defined as the covariance of two indicators (designated for the procedure as the “output” indicators)Expand
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