John Ruscio

Summary

Affiliation: The College of New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A probability-based measure of effect size: robustness to base rates and other factors
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Methods 13:19-30. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Determining the number of factors to retain in an exploratory factor analysis using comparison data of known factorial structure
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 24:282-92. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Differentiating categorical and dimensional data with taxometric analysis: are two variables better than none?
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, P O Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:287-99. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:5-21. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Using comparison data to differentiate categorical and dimensional data by examining factor score distributions: resolving the mode problem
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:578-94. 2009
  6. pmc A taxometric investigation of DSM-IV major depression in a large outpatient sample: interpretable structural results depend on the mode of assessment
    John Ruscio
    Psychology Department, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Assessment 16:127-44. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Assigning cases to groups using taxometric results: an empirical comparison of classification techniques
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Assessment 16:55-70. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Detecting small taxa using simulated comparison data: A reanalysis of Beach, Amir, and Bau's (2005) data
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:241-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing major depressive disorder XI: a taxometric investigation of the structure underlying DSM-IV symptoms
    John Ruscio
    Psychology Department, The College of New Jersey, Ewing New Jersey 08628, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:10-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Using taxometric analysis to distinguish a small latent taxon from a latent dimension with positively skewed indicators: the case of involuntary defeat syndrome
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:145-54. 2004

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint A probability-based measure of effect size: robustness to base rates and other factors
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Methods 13:19-30. 2008
    ..g., extreme scores, nonlinear transformations). In addition to its excellent generalizability across contexts, A is easy to understand and can be obtained from standard computer output or through simple hand calculations...
  2. doi request reprint Determining the number of factors to retain in an exploratory factor analysis using comparison data of known factorial structure
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 24:282-92. 2012
    ..We provide program code to implement the CD technique, which requires no more specialized knowledge or skills than performing PA...
  3. doi request reprint Differentiating categorical and dimensional data with taxometric analysis: are two variables better than none?
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, P O Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:287-99. 2011
    ..As long as high-quality data are available, it appears that one can have confidence in the results of taxometric analyses performed with only 2 variables...
  4. doi request reprint Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:5-21. 2010
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  5. doi request reprint Using comparison data to differentiate categorical and dimensional data by examining factor score distributions: resolving the mode problem
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:578-94. 2009
    ..Each study supports this new method for factor-analytic research on the latent structure of constructs and measures in psychological assessment...
  6. pmc A taxometric investigation of DSM-IV major depression in a large outpatient sample: interpretable structural results depend on the mode of assessment
    John Ruscio
    Psychology Department, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Assessment 16:127-44. 2009
    ..The findings highlight the importance of assessment in the study of a construct's latent structure and extend recent findings suggesting that MDD may be taxonic...
  7. doi request reprint Assigning cases to groups using taxometric results: an empirical comparison of classification techniques
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Assessment 16:55-70. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Detecting small taxa using simulated comparison data: A reanalysis of Beach, Amir, and Bau's (2005) data
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:241-6. 2007
    ..Additionally, the authors discuss and illustrate the effective use of the inchworm consistency test to disambiguate taxometric results for small taxa and dimensional constructs with positively skewed indicators...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing major depressive disorder XI: a taxometric investigation of the structure underlying DSM-IV symptoms
    John Ruscio
    Psychology Department, The College of New Jersey, Ewing New Jersey 08628, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:10-9. 2007
    ..In addition to the need for further replication and clarification, these results have implications for the assessment and diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Suggestions for several additional avenues of research are discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Using taxometric analysis to distinguish a small latent taxon from a latent dimension with positively skewed indicators: the case of involuntary defeat syndrome
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:145-54. 2004
    ..The authors discuss methodological strategies for conducting and interpreting taxometric analyses under the adverse conditions commonly encountered in psychopathology research, including skewed indicators and small putative taxa...
  11. ncbi request reprint A taxometric investigation of unipolar depression in a large community sample
    Ari Solomon
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
    Psychol Med 36:973-85. 2006
    ..We therefore applied Meehl's taxometric method to a large, clinically heterogeneous sample, and examined the latent structure of depressive episodes using both self-report and structured clinical interview data...
  12. ncbi request reprint A structure-based approach to psychological assessment: matching measurement models to latent structure
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, PA 17022, USA
    Assessment 9:4-16. 2002
    ..Finally, the authors empirically demonstrate the utility of their approach and discuss its compatibility with traditional assessment methods and with computerized adaptive testing...
  13. ncbi request reprint Clarifying boundary issues in psychopathology: the role of taxometrics in a comprehensive program of structural research
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:24-38. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of posttraumatic stress disorder: a taxometric investigation of reactions to extreme stress
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 3104, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:290-301. 2002
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  15. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of analogue depression: should the Beck Depression Inventory be used to classify groups?
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 429 Bruce V Moore Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 3104, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:135-45. 2002
    ..Analyses also illustrated the notable impact of pronounced skew on taxometric results and the value of using simulated comparison data as an interpretive aid...