Re: statistical question (somewhat obscure)

Rob Adelman (
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 19:28:28 -0500


That's right! And in regards to the visual plot, the construct vectors look
like a series of closely spaced parallel lines, representing an extremely
1-dimensional system. The range of the elements w/in the construct space;
however, may vary from system to system. While there is still a second
component, it has little discriminating power. In your review of th
research did your find this type of system to be associated with a
particular diagnosis or any external clinical criteria?


> From: Bob Green <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: statistical question (somewhat obscure)
> Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998 6:57 AM
> Rob,
> The plots for your research participants will still be component 1 by
> component 2. The high proportion of variance accounted for by the first
> component is in accord with some PCT descriptions of people with loose
> construing/ schizophrenia, i.e., having a 'monolithic' construct system
> which affords less discriminatory power and if invalidated, leaves a
> particularly vulnerable given the prominence of this construct system
> Regards,
> Bob.