Three-mode factor analytic reference curves for concept identification

Snyder Jr. C.W., Bridgman R.P. and Law H.G. (1981) Three-mode factor analytic reference curves for concept identification. Personality and Individual Differences, 2 4: 265-272. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(81)90081-7


Author Snyder Jr. C.W.
Bridgman R.P.
Law H.G.
Title Three-mode factor analytic reference curves for concept identification
Journal name Personality and Individual Differences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-8869
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0191-8869(81)90081-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 265
End page 272
Total pages 8
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
3200 Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Tucker's three-mode common factor analysis is used to explore the intrinsic individual differences in a figural, disjunctive conceptual behavior task. The results reveal differential shifts in the structure of the individual differences during concept identification. Individual patterns can be described by five factors, each of which specifies the parameter vales for the shape of the individual performance functions. A three-way core further identifies the nature of the individual differences factors. These results indicate that averaged curves for the separate response measures would not have adequately reflected the individual data in this sample. The present findings are consistent with earlier work and suggest that a better approach to the study of complex human behavior is to identify the individual differences intrinsic to the situation before mapping antecedent influences on the dimensionality of the behavior.
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