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  1. disgruntledphd
    April 27, 2011

    You might want to check out the in press section of New Ideas in Psychology, as there appears to be a similar discussion taking place there.

    Thanks for pointing me towards the articles above though, they should prove very useful for my thesis methodology section.

  2. jebyrnes
    May 2, 2011

    Formative measurements (aka, Compsite Variables) have come on in a big way in Ecology these days. I know, I know, different discipline. But, we use statistical tools such as Structural Equation Modeling for very different purposes with different types of measurements. As such, formative constructs are often quite relevant to us. It may be interesting to you to see how the kind of data one uses can help create a distinction, and aid in determining when one is more useful than the other. For an excellent discussion of this, see this USGS report by Jim Grace and Ken Bollen. Interesting stuff.

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