Tyler VanderWeele presents "Revisiting Psychometric Theory and Factor Analysis"

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020



The presentation will revisit some of the conceptual and statistical foundations of psychometric measurement theory and factor analysis, specifically addressing the questions: (i) What happens to “factors” when they causally affect one another?, (ii) Is an underlying univariate latent variable a reasonable model for psycho-social constructs?, (iii) What are the testable empirical implications of such a model? and (iv) What alternative interpretations of analyses with constructed measures might be possible?

The presentation will be based upon the following three preprints:



See also: 2020