A factorial approach to the study of latent schizophrenia

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1979
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Meyer, Lennart
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Meyer, L. (1979). A Factorial Approach to the Study of Latent Schizophrenia. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 4(4), 101-110.

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This paper demonstrates a system for studying a clinical domain by means of a form of factor analysis which has been based on the use of the G index agreement. Using empirical data, the method was applied to the test responses of a group of normal and latent schizophrenic persons. Three factors were obtained - one factor representing normal persons and the other two representing latent schizophrenics. A validation was carried out, using a second sample of normal and latent schizophrenic persons. In addition, responses of schizophrenic and neurotic persons, from a second sample, were compared with the responses of the persons in the first sample.

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