Causal Clustering for 1-Factor Measurement Models

  title={Causal Clustering for 1-Factor Measurement Models},
  author={Erich Kummerfeld and Joseph Ramsey},
  journal={KDD : proceedings. International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining},
Many scientific research programs aim to learn the causal structure of real world phenomena. This learning problem is made more difficult when the target of study cannot be directly observed. One strategy commonly used by social scientists is to create measurable ``indicator'' variables that covary with the latent variables of interest. Before leveraging the indicator variables to learn about the latent variables, however, one needs a measurement model of the causal relations between the… CONTINUE READING

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