Performing Taxometric Analysis to Distinguish Categorical and Dimensional Variables

@article{Ruscio2011PerformingTA,
  title={Performing Taxometric Analysis to Distinguish Categorical and Dimensional Variables},
  author={J. Ruscio and A. M. Ruscio and Lauren M Carney},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={170 - 196}
}
A fundamental question facing clinical scientists is whether the constructs they are studying are categorical or dimensional in nature. The taxometric method was developed expressly to answer this question and is being used by a growing number of investigators to inform theory, research, and practice in psychopathology. The current paper provides a practical introduction to the method, updating earlier tutorials based on the findings of recent methodological studies. We offer revised guidelines… Expand
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