recmetrics: Psychometric Evaluation Using Relative Excess Correlations

Modern results of psychometric theory are implemented to provide users with a way of evaluating the internal structure of a set of items guided by theory. These methods are discussed in detail in VanderWeele and Padgett (2024) <doi:10.31234/>. The relative excess correlation matrices will, generally, have numerous negative entries even if all of the raw correlations between each pair of indicators are positive. The positive deviations of the relative excess correlation matrix entries help identify clusters of indicators that are more strongly related to one another, providing insights somewhat analogous to factor analysis, but without the need for rotations or decisions concerning the number of factors. A goal similar to exploratory/confirmatory factor analysis, but 'recmetrics' uses novel methods that do not rely on assumptions of latent variables or latent variable structures.

Version: 0.1.0
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: dplyr, lifecycle, magrittr, stats, tidyselect
Suggests: testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2024-02-27
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.recmetrics
Author: R. Noah Padgett ORCID iD [aut, cre, cph]
Maintainer: R. Noah Padgett <npadgett at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: recmetrics citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: recmetrics results


Reference manual: recmetrics.pdf


Package source: recmetrics_0.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): recmetrics_0.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): recmetrics_0.1.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): recmetrics_0.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): recmetrics_0.1.0.tgz


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