Measurement and Statistical Issues in Child Assessment Research

Matthew R. Reynolds and Timothy Z. Keith

in The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199796304
Published online May 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Measurement and Statistical Issues in Child Assessment Research

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This chapter focuses on measurement and statistical issues in child psychological assessment research. Topics with worked examples include multiple regression, confirmatory factor analysis, the Schmid-Leiman transformation, measurement invariance, and MIMIC models. Comparisons are made between simultaneous and sequential regression, higher-order and hierarchical factor models, and multiple-group mean and covariance structure analysis and MIMIC models. The chapter also discusses issues such as dealing with missing data, formative versus reflective measurement, and categorical versus continuous latent variables.

Keywords: hierarchical models; measurement invariance; higher-order confirmatory factor analysis; MIMIC models; multiple regression

Article.  19767 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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