Psychometrika

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 1–21 | Cite as

Fitting a simplex symmetrically

  • Peter H. Schönemann
Article

Abstract

A method for fitting a perfect simplex [Guttman, 1954] is suggested which, in contrast to Kaiser's [1962], is independent of the order of the manifest variables. It is based on a procedure for scaling a set of points from their pairwise distances [Torgerson, 1958; Young & Householder, 1938] which is reviewed in compact notation in the Appendix. The method is extended to an iterative algorithm for fitting a quasi-simplex. Some empirical results are included.

Keywords

Latent Variance Weight Vector Common Part Manifest Variable Common Factor Model 

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© Psychometric Society 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter H. Schönemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Testing ServiceUSA

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