Salgueiro, Maria de Fátima, Smith, Peter W.F. and McDonald, John W.
The manifest association structure of the single-factor model: insights from partial correlations
Psychometrika, 72, (4), . (doi:10.1007/s11336-007-9037-9).
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The association structure between manifest variables arising from the single-factor model is investigated using partial correlations. The additional insights to the practitioner provided by partial correlations for detecting a single-factor model are discussed. The parameter space for the partial correlations is presented, as are the patterns of signs in a matrix containing the partial correlations that are not compatible with a single-factor model.
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