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date: 09 December 2019

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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

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