Table_1_Speed Effect Analysis Using the CFA Framework.DOCX (23.1 kB)

Table_1_Speed Effect Analysis Using the CFA Framework.DOCX

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posted on 14.02.2019, 04:05 by Karl Schweizer, Siegbert Reiß, Xuezhu Ren, Tengfei Wang, Stefan J. Troche

The paper outlines a method for investigating the speed effect due to a time limit in testing. It is assumed that the time limit enables latent processing speed to influence responses by causing omissions in the case of insufficient speed. Because of processing speed as additional latent source, the customary confirmatory factor model is enlarged by a second latent variable representing latent processing speed. For distinguishing this effect from other method effects, the factor loadings are fixed according to the cumulative normal distribution. With the second latent variable added, confirmatory factor analysis of reasoning data (N=518) including omissions because of a time limit yielded good model fit and discriminated the speed effect from other possible effects due to the item difficulty, the homogeneity of an item subset and the item positions. Because of the crucial role of the cumulative normal distribution for fixing the factor loadings a check of the normality assumption is also reported.