Generating multiple samples of multivariate data with arbitrary population parameters
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A method of generating any number of score and correlation matrices with arbitrary population parameters is described. EitherZ scores or stanines are sampled from a normal population to represent factor scores by an IBM 1620 program. These are converted to variates from a population with an a priori factor structure. The effectiveness of the method is illustrated from research data. Some further modifications and uses of the method are discussed.
KeywordsPublic Policy Factor Structure Statistical Theory Normal Population Factor Score
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