scaling.fits {psych} | R Documentation |

## Test the adequacy of simple choice, logistic, or Thurstonian scaling.

### Description

Given a matrix of choices and a vector of scale values, how well do the scale values capture the choices? That is, what is size of the squared residuals given the model versus the size of the squared choice values?

### Usage

scaling.fits(model, data, test = "logit", digits = 2, rowwise = TRUE)

### Arguments

`model` |
A vector of scale values |

`data` |
A matrix or dataframe of choice frequencies |

`test` |
"choice", "logistic", "normal" |

`digits` |
Precision of answer |

`rowwise` |
Are the choices ordered by column over row (TRUE) or row over column False) |

### Details

How well does a model fit the data is the classic problem of all of statistics. One fit statistic for scaling is the just the size of the residual matrix compared to the original estimates.

### Value

`GF ` |
Goodness of fit of the model |

`original ` |
Sum of squares for original data |

`resid ` |
Sum of squares for residuals given the data and the model |

`residual ` |
Residual matrix |

### Note

Mainly for demonstration purposes for a course on psychometrics

### Author(s)

William Revelle

### References

Revelle, W. (in preparation) Introduction to psychometric theory with applications in R, Springer. http://personality-project.org/r/book

### See Also

`thurstone`

, `vegetables`

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*psych* version 1.0-68

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