Quantitative Psychology is arguably one of the oldest disciplines within the field of psychology and nearly all psychologists are exposed to quantitative psychology in some form. While textbooks in statistics, research methods, and psychological measurement exist none offer a unified treatment of quantitative psychology. The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology does just that. Each chapter covers a methodological topic with equal attention paid to established theory and the challenges facing methodologists as they address new research questions using that particular methodology. The reader will come away from each chapter with a greater understanding of the methodology being addressed as well as an understanding of the directions for future developments within that methodological area.

Correspondence Analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis, and Recent Developments

Correspondence Analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis, and Recent Developments

Correspondence analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, and recent developments


The use of multiple-choice response formats is common in psychology and other fields of inquiry. This format offers severaladvantages. First, it provides respondents with a faster and less tedious response format in comparison to rating or rank-order question formats. Second, its use leads to higher survey completion rates while enabling the inclusion of a greater number of questions and/or response categories in a survey (Arimond and Elfessi, 2001; Dolničar and Leisch, 2001). Third, the use of multiple-choice question formats represents a simpler means of data collection/management thus reducing data-entry costs (Javalgi et al., 1992). Finally, multiple-choice response formats are highly flexible in the sense that other types of categorical data ...

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