cattell: 12 cognitive variables from Cattell (1963)

Description Usage Format Details Source References Examples

Description

Rindskopf and Rose (1988) use this data set to demonstrate confirmatory second order factor models. It is a nice example data set to explore hierarchical structure and alternative factor solutions. It contains measures of fluid and crystallized intelligence.

Usage

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data("cattell")

Format

A correlation matrix of the following 12 variables from 277 7th and 8th graders

Verbal

A verbal ability test from Thurstone

Verbal2

A verbal ability test from Thurstone

Space1

A Spatial ability test from Thurstone

Space2

A Spatial ability test from Thurstone

Reason1

A reasoning test from Thurstone

Reason2

A reasoning test from Thurstone

Number1

A Numerical ability test from Thurstone

Number2

A Numerical ability test from Thurstone

IPATSer

A "culture fair" series from the IPAT

IPATCLAS

A "culture fair" classification test from the IPAT

IPATMatr

A "culture fair" matrix reasoning test from the IPAT

IPATTop

A "culture fair" topology test from the IPAT

Details

Cattell (1963) reported on 8 cognitive variables from Thurstone and four from the Institute for Personality Assessment Test (IPAT). Rindskopf and Rose (1988) use this data set as an example of second order factor analysis. It is thus a nice set for examining alternative solutions such as bifactor rotation, omega hierarchical, as well as esem and interbattery factor analysis.

Source

David Rindskopf and Tedd Rose, (1988) Some Theory and Applications of Confirmatory Second- Order Factor Analysis, Multivariate Behavioral Research, 23, 51-67.

References

Cattell, R. B. (1963).Theory of fluid and crystallized intelligence: A critical experiment. Journal of Educational Psychology, 54, 1-22.

David Rindskopf and Tedd Rose, (1988) Some Theory and Applications of Confirmatory Second- Order Factor Analysis, Multivariate Behavioral Research, 23, 51-67.

Examples

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data(cattell)
corPlot(cattell,numbers=TRUE,upper=FALSE,diag=FALSE,
             main="12 cognitive variables from Cattell (1963)",xlas=2)

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