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The direct product model for the mtmm matrix parameterized as a second order factor analysis model

  • Werner Wothke
  • Michael W. Browne


The composite direct product model for the multitrait-multimethod matrix is reparameterized as a second-order factor analysis model. This facilitates the use of widely available computer programs such as LISREL and LISCOMP for fitting the model.

Key words

multitrait-multimenthodmatrix multiplicative model second order factor analysis equivalent multivariate models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Wothke
    • 1
  • Michael W. Browne
    • 2
  1. 1.Scientific Software, Inc.Chicago
  2. 2.University of South AfricaSouth Africa

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