Course: Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement

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Richard G. Netemeyer, William O. Bearden, Subhash Sharma. Scaling Procedures: Issues and Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2003.

A.L. McCutcheon. Latent Class Analysis. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1987.

Highly recommended

Robert F. DeVellis. Scale Development: Theory and Applications. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1991.

Jae-on Kim and Charles W. Mueller. Factor Analysis: Statistical Methods and Practical Issues. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1978.

Session Topic Readings


Intorduction to Measurement

No Reading


Measuring Association and Dimensionality


Netemeyer. Pages xiii-xiv and 1-40.


Pagano, Gauvreau. Correlation. In: Principles of Biostatistics. Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press, 1993; 363-378.

Digby PGN. Approximating the tetrachoric correlation coefficient.
Biometrics 1983;39:753-757.


Principles of Psychometrics: Reliability I


Netemeyer. Pages 41-59.


DeVellis. Pages 18-42

Anastasi A. Reliability. In: Psychological Testing , 6th edition. New York : Macmillan, 1988.

Carmines EG, Zeller RA. Reliability and Validity Assessment . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1979.

Bohrnstedt G. Measurement. In: Rossi PH, Wright JD, Anderson AB, eds. Handbook of Survey Research. Orlando , FL : Academic Press, 1983.

Shrout PE , Fleiss JL. Intraclass Correlations: uses in assessing rater reliability. Psychological Bulletin 1979;86:420-428.

4 Principles of Psychometrics: Reliability II No Reading


Principles of Psychometrics: Validity I


Netemeyer. Pages 71-94.


DeVellis. Pages 43-50.

Anastasi A. Validity: basic concepts. In: Psychological Testing , 6th edition. New York, Macmillan, 1988.

Carmines EG, Zeller RA. Reliability and Validity Assessment. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1979.

McCrae RR, Costa PT. Validation of the five-factor model of personality across instruments and observers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1987;52:81-90.

Bohrnstedt G. Measurement. In: Rossi PH, Wright JD, Anderson AB, Eds. Handbook of Survey Research, Orlando, FL: Academic Press, 1983.

6 Principles of Psychometrics: Validity II No Reading


Scale Development


Netemeyer. Pages 94-107.

Streiner DL, Norman GR. From items to scales. In: Health Measurement Scales: A Practical Guide to Their Development and Use. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995; 96-102.

Murphy JM, et al. Performance of screening and diagnostic tests. Archives of General Psychiatry 1987;44:550-555.


Factor Analysis I


Netemeyer. Pages 115-170.


DeVellis. pages 91-109.

Kim J-O, Mueller CW. Factor Analysis: Statistical Methods and Practical Issues, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1988.

Everitt B, Dunn G. Factor analysis. In: Applied Multivariate Data Analysis. London: Arnold Press, 2001.


Factor Analysis II


Everitt B, Dunn G. Principal components analysis. In: Applied Multivariate Data Analysis. London: Arnold, 2001.

Fisher LD, Van Belle G. Principal component analysis and factor analysis. In: Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1993; 692-762.

Johnson RA, Wichern DW. Principal components analysis (Chapter 8) and Factor Analysis and Inference for Structured Covariance Matrices (Chapter 9) In: Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988.

Long JS. Confirmatory Factor Analysis: A Preface to LISREL. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1983.

Muthen B. A general structural equation model with dichotomous, ordered categorical, and continuous latent variable indicators. Psychometrika 1984;49:115-132.

Eaton WW, Bohrnstedt GW, eds. Latent Variable Models for Dichotomous Outcomes: Analysis of Data from the NIMH Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1989


Factor Analysis III


Shapiro, Lasarev, McCauley. Factor Analysis of Gulf War Illness: What does it add to our understanding of possible health effects of deployment. Am J Epidemiol 2002;156:578-585.

Lakka, Laaksonen, Lakka, Niskanen, Kumpausalo, Tuomilehto, Salonen. The metabolic syndrome and total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men. JAMA 2002;288:2709-2716.

Hoodin, Kalbfleisch. Factor analysis and validity of the Transplant Evaluation Rating Scale in a large bone marrow transplant sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2003;54:465-473.

Costa PT, McCrae RR Four ways five factors are basic. In: Personality and Individual Differences 1992;13:653-665


Latent Class Analysis I


McCutcheon A. Chapters 1 and 2. Latent Class Analysis , Newbury Park : Sage, 1987.


Uebersax J. LCA Frequently Asked Questions.


Latent Class Analysis II


McCutcheon A. Chapter 3. In: Latent Class Analysis, Newbury Park, Sage, 1987.


Latent Class


Nestadt, Addington, Samuels, Liang, Bienvenu, Riddle, Grados, Hoehn-Saric, Cullen. The Identification of OCD-Related Subgroups Based on Comorbidity. Biological Psychiatry 2003;53:914-920.

Eaton WW, Dryman A, Sorenson A, McCutcheon A. DSM-III major depressive disorder in the community. A latent class analysis of data from the NIMH epidemiologic catchment area programme. British Journal of Psychiatry. 1989;155:48-54.

Sullivan PF, Kessler RC, Kendler KS . Latent class analysis of lifetime depressive symptoms in the national comorbidity survey. Am J Psychiatry 1998; 155;1397-1406.

Reboussin BA, Song E-Y, Shrestha A, Lohman KK, Wolfson M. A latent class analysis of underage problem drinking : Evidence from a community sample of 16-20 year olds. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2006 ;83:199-209.


Sample Size in Reliability and Factor Analysis


MacCallum RC, Widaman KF, Shaobo Z, Hong S. Sample size in factor analysis. Psychological Methods 1999;4:84-99.