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TETRA-COM: A comprehensive SPSS program for estimating the tetrachoric correlation.
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PMID:  22477439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We provide an SPSS program that implements descriptive and inferential procedures for estimating tetrachoric correlations. These procedures have two main purposes: (1) bivariate estimation in contingency tables and (2) constructing a correlation matrix to be used as input for factor analysis (in particular, the SPSS FACTOR procedure). In both cases, the program computes accurate point estimates, as well as standard errors and confidence intervals that are correct for any population value. For purpose (1), the program computes the contingency table together with five other measures of association. For purpose (2), the program checks the positive definiteness of the matrix, and if it is found not to be Gramian, performs a nonlinear smoothing procedure at the user's request. The SPSS syntax, a short manual, and data files related to this article are available as supplemental materials from
Urbano Lorenzo-Seva; Pere J Ferrando
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior research methods     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1554-3528     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101244316     Medline TA:  Behav Res Methods     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain,
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