Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests.

@article{Ruscio2010ComparingTR,
  title={Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests.},
  author={J. Ruscio and G. Walters and D. K. Marcus and Walter Kaczetow},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          5-21
        }
}
A number of recent studies have used Meehl's (1995) taxometric method to determine empirically whether one should model assessment-related constructs as categories or dimensions. The taxometric method includes multiple data-analytic procedures designed to check the consistency of results. The goal is to differentiate between strong evidence of categorical structure, strong evidence of dimensional structure, and ambiguous evidence that suggests withholding judgment. Many taxometric consistency… Expand

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