Applying the Bootstrap to Taxometric Analysis: Generating Empirical Sampling Distributions to Help Interpret Results

@article{Ruscio2007ApplyingTB,
  title={Applying the Bootstrap to Taxometric Analysis: Generating Empirical Sampling Distributions to Help Interpret Results},
  author={J. Ruscio and A. M. Ruscio and M. Meron},
  journal={Multivariate Behavioral Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={349 - 386}
}
Meehl's taxometric method was developed to distinguish categorical and continuous constructs. However, taxometric output can be difficult to interpret because expected results for realistic data conditions and differing procedural implementations have not been derived analytically or studied through rigorous simulations. By applying bootstrap methodology, one can generate empirical sampling distributions of taxometric results using data–based estimates of relevant population parameters. We… Expand
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