A Nontechnical Introduction to the Taxometric Method

@article{Ruscio2004ANI,
  title={A Nontechnical Introduction to the Taxometric Method},
  author={J. Ruscio and A. M. Ruscio},
  journal={Understanding Statistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={151-194}
}
Although social and behavioral scientists often presume that individual differences underlying measured variables consist of differences in degree rather than differences in kind, the distinction between taxonic (categorical) and dimensional (continuous) latent structure poses an empirical question with important implications for basic and applied science. In this article, we present a nontechnical introduction to the taxometric method for assessing latent structure. We outline unique features… Expand
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