, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 465–471 | Cite as

Simulating multivariate nonnormal distributions

  • C. David Vale
  • Vincent A. Maurelli
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A method for generating multivariate nonnormal distributions with specified intercorrelations and marginal means, variances, skews, and kurtoses is proposed. As an example, the method is applied to the generation of simulated scores on three psychological tests administered to a single group of individuals.

Key words

random numbers random number generation 


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© The Psychometric Society 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. David Vale
    • 1
  • Vincent A. Maurelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Assessment Systems CorporationSt. Paul

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