Utilizing topology to generate and test theories of change.

  title={Utilizing topology to generate and test theories of change.},
  author={Jonathan E. Butner and Kyle T. Gagnon and Michael Geuss and David A. Lessard and T Nathan Story},
  journal={Psychological methods},
  volume={20 1},
Statistical and methodological innovations in the study of change are advancing rapidly, and visual tools have become an important component in model building and testing. Graphical representations such as path diagrams are necessary, but may be insufficient in the case of complex theories and models. Topology is a visual tool that connects theory and testable equations believed to capture the theorized patterns of change. Although some prior work has made use of topologies, these… CONTINUE READING

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