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Psychometrika

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 303–313 | Cite as

Generating multiple samples of multivariate data with arbitrary population parameters

  • Robert J. WherrySr.
  • James C. Naylor
  • Robert J. WherryJr.
  • Robert F. Fallis
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Public Policy Factor Structure Statistical Theory Normal Population Factor Score 
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© Psychometric Society 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. WherrySr.
    • 1
  • James C. Naylor
    • 1
  • Robert J. WherryJr.
    • 1
  • Robert F. Fallis
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityUSA

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