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Multivariate Taxometric Procedures : Distinguishing Types from Continua - Niels Waller

Multivariate Taxometric Procedures

Distinguishing Types from Continua

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780761902577
Number Of Pages: 160

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Can taxometric procedures be used to distinguish types (species, latent classes, taxa) from continua (dimensions, latent traits, factors); and, if so, how? Aimed at demystifying this process, Waller and Meehl unpack Meehl's work on the MAXCOV-HITMAX procedure to reveal the underlying rationale of MAXCOV in simple terms and show how this technique can be profitably used in a variety of disciplines by researchers in their taxonomic work.

"It is an extraordinary intelligent yet accessible explication of taxometric procedures-their logic, analytical steps, and underlying philosophy of science-linking them to factor analytic methods traditionally used to analyze contrivances for underlying continuous differences." -- Steve Gangestad

Introduction
Carving Nature at Its Joints
Defining Nature's Joints
Alternative Meanings of Taxon
Mathematical Foundations of Multivariate Taxometrics
Maxeig-Hitmax
A Multivariate Generalization of MAXCOV
Factor Analytic Techniques for Distinguishing Types from Continua
L-Mode
Factor Analytic Techniques for Distinguishing Types from Continua
Q-Factor Analysis
Taxometrics in Scientific Methodology
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ISBN: 9780761902577
ISBN-10: 0761902570
Series: Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4