Table 1 Summary of your specifications

These results are written to your output file on disk. Table 1 summarizes your specifications, and enables you to confirm that they were processed as you expected. The specifications are grouped by function. See the specification instructions for information about each specification.


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Ratings of Scientists (Psychometric Methods p.282 Guilford 1954)

Table 1. Specifications from file "C:\FACETS\examples\guilford.txt".


Title = Ratings of Scientists (Psychometric Methods p.282 Guilford 1954)

Data file = creativity.xls

Output file = C:\FACETS\examples\guilford.out.txt


; Data specification

Facets = 3

Non-centered =  1

Positive =  2

Labels =

1,Senior scientists (elements = 3)

2,Junior Scientists (elements = 7)

3,Traits (elements = 5)

Model =?B,?B,?,CREATIVITY,1

Rating (or other) scale = CREATIVITY,R9,General,Ordinal

Rating (or other) scale = EXTRASCALE,R9,General,Ordinal

Warning (3)! This Rating (or partial credit) scale= is NOT referenced by a Model= specification


; Output description

Arrange tables in order = mN,2N,0fN

Bias/Interaction direction =difficulty ;severity: lower score = positive logit

Fair score = Mean

Heading lines in output data files = Y

Inter-rater coefficients reported for facet = 1

Scorefile = GUILFSC

Show unobserved elements = no

Barchart = Yes

T4MAX maximum number of unexpected observations reported in Table 4 = 100

Unexpected observations reported if standardized residual >= 2

Usort unexpected observations sort order = (1,2,3),(3,1,2),(Z,3)

Vertical ruler definitions = 2N,3A,2*,1L,1A

WHexact - Wilson-Hilferty standardization = Y

Zscore (Bias size/significance) not less than = 1, 2 ; bias size, t-score


; Convergence control

Convergence = .5, .01

Iterations (maximum) = 0 ; unlimited

Xtreme scores adjusted by = .3, .5  ;(estimation, bias)

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