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Testing for measurement invariance by detecting local misspecification and an illustration across online and paper-and-pencil samples


Cieciuch, Jan; Davidov, Eldad; Oberski, Daniel L; Algesheimer, René (2015). Testing for measurement invariance by detecting local misspecification and an illustration across online and paper-and-pencil samples. European Political Science, 14(4):521-538.

Abstract

Political scientists often need to evaluate whether samples are comparable,for example, when analysing different countries or time points or when comparing data collected using different methods. A necessary condition for conducting such meaningful cross-group comparisons is the establishment of measurement invariance. One of the most frequently used procedures for establishing measurement invariance is the multigroup confirmatory factor analysis. This method was criticised in the literature because it may suggest that a model fits the data although it may contain serious misspecifications. We present an alternative method to test for measurement invariance using detection of local misspecifications and illustrate its use on two data sets assessing value priorities that

Abstract

Political scientists often need to evaluate whether samples are comparable,for example, when analysing different countries or time points or when comparing data collected using different methods. A necessary condition for conducting such meaningful cross-group comparisons is the establishment of measurement invariance. One of the most frequently used procedures for establishing measurement invariance is the multigroup confirmatory factor analysis. This method was criticised in the literature because it may suggest that a model fits the data although it may contain serious misspecifications. We present an alternative method to test for measurement invariance using detection of local misspecifications and illustrate its use on two data sets assessing value priorities that

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:22 Dec 2015 16:24
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 16:08
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
ISSN:1680-4333
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1057/eps.2015.64
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:12682

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