Re: Random Numbers and Ordination

R. A. Neimeyer, U of Memphis (neimeyerra@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 18:03:14 -0600

I suspect Bill C. is right in casting doubts upon the adequacy of
Landfield's ordination score as a measure of conceptual integration.
Although I no longer use it actively in my own research, I interpret it as
an indirect guage of within-construct differentiation, i.e., the number of
"shades of gray" to which an individual has access in applying a given
construct to a field of elements. This seems more parsimonious an
interpretation, and suggests that other measures of within construct
variability (including variance) may do as well or better.

What scores do you find to be most defensible/meaningful/clinically useful
in your own research?

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-4680
FAX (901) 678-2579