ability.cov {datasets}R Documentation

Ability and Intelligence Tests

Description

Six tests were given to 112 individuals. The covariance matrix is given in this object.

Usage

ability.cov

Details

The tests are described as

general:
a non-verbal measure of general intelligence using Cattell's culture-fair test.
picture:
a picture-completion test
blocks:
block design
maze:
mazes
reading:
reading comprehension
vocab:
vocabulary

Bartholomew gives both covariance and correlation matrices, but these are inconsistent. Neither are in the original paper.

Source

Barthlomew, D. J. (1987) Latent Variable Analysis and Factor Analysis. Griffin.

Barthlomew, D. J. and Knott, M. (1990) Latent Variable Analysis and Factor Analysis. Second Edition, Arnold.

References

Smith, G. A. and Stanley G. (1983) Clocking g: relating intelligence and measures of timed performance. Intelligence, 7, 353–368.

Examples

require(stats)
(ability.FA <- factanal(factors = 1, covmat=ability.cov))
update(ability.FA, factors=2)
update(ability.FA, factors=2, rotation="promax")

[Package datasets version 2.1.0 Index]