correct.cor {psych} R Documentation

Find dis-attenuated correlations given correlations and reliabilities

Description

Given a raw correlation matrix and a vector of reliabilities, report the disattenuated correlations above the diagonal.

Usage

correct.cor(x, y)

Arguments

 x A raw correlation matrix y Vector of reliabilities

Details

Disattenuated correlations may be thought of as correlations between the latent variables measured by a set of observed variables. That is, what would the correlation be between two (unreliable) variables be if both variables were measured perfectly reliably.

This function is mainly used if importing correlations and reliabilities from somewhere else. If the raw data are available, use score.items, or cluster.loadings or cluster.cor.

Examples of the output of this function are seen in cluster.loadings and cluster.cor

Value

Raw correlations below the diagonal, reliabilities on the diagonal, disattenuated above the diagonal.

Author(s)

Maintainer: William Revelle revelle@northwestern.edu

References

http://personality-project.org/revelle/syllabi/405.syllabus.html

Examples

# attitude from the datasets package
#example 1 is a rather clunky way of doing things

a1 <- attitude[,c(1:3)]
a2 <- attitude[,c(4:7)]
x1 <- rowSums(a1)  #find the sum of the first 3 attitudes
x2 <- rowSums(a2)   #find the sum of the last 4 attitudes
alpha1 <- alpha(a1)
alpha2 <- alpha(a2)
x <- matrix(c(x1,x2),ncol=2)
x.cor <- cor(x)
alpha <- c(alpha1\$total\$raw_alpha,alpha2\$total\$raw_alpha)
round(correct.cor(x.cor,alpha),2)
#
#much better - although uses standardized alpha
clusters <- matrix(c(rep(1,3),rep(0,7),rep(1,4)),ncol=2)