In today’s episode, Patrick and Greg talk about the challenge of having causal indicators of formative factors within an analytical framework that is historically dominated by effect indicators and latent factors — and the critical importance of getting your arrows right. Along the way they also mention: self help books, habits, Hagrid and the giants, When Arrows Attack, The Handbook of SEM, the evil eye factor, defining your terms, the meaning of IS, minority reports, putting your fist through the office wall, lawyering, being deposed, How does it know?, doubling down, and bad JFK impressions.
S2E21: Yes, Virginia…There ARE Latent Variables
S1E22: Factor Analysis: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
S1E13: How Do I Get Scale Scores? Weight, Weight… Don’t Tell Me!
S1E09: Grumpy Old Man & Village Idiot Argue About Reliability
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