Accession Number : AD0679630

Title :   DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF BINARY DATA: AN APPRAISAL OF THE MMPI.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Conger,Anthony Joseph

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : Four methods of extracting factors from binary data were compared on real and hypothetical data matrices. The four were factor analysis on product moment phi, phi corrected for attenuation (phi/phi max or min), Lingoe's Multiscalogram (Guttman dimensional scaling), and Tucker's Dimensional Analysis of Binary Data (DABD). Problems of techniques and error criteria decision rules were discussed. The second part dealt with the application of these methods to 100 of the MMPI items. The dimensionalities of the item space produced by the methods were then compared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES), (*PERSONALITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), BINARY ARITHMETIC, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, HUMANS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE