Clarifications about taxometric method

@article{Meehl1999ClarificationsAT,
  title={Clarifications about taxometric method},
  author={P. Meehl},
  journal={Applied & Preventive Psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={165-174}
}
  • P. Meehl
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Applied & Preventive Psychology
Taxometrics is a statistical procedure for determining whether relationships among observables reflect the existence of a latent taxon (type, species, category, disease entity). A formal-numerical definition is needed because intuitive, commonsense notions of “carving nature at its joints” or “identifying natural kinds” cannot resolve disagreements as to taxonic reality for hard cases. Specific etiology (e.g., major gene, germ, traumatic event) is often unknown and is not appropriate in… Expand
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