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On the relation between person-oriented and subject-specific approaches

2015-02-25, 11:04:17   Peter C. M. Molenaar
pages 34-41
DOI: 10.17505/jpor.2015.04
The necessity of using subject-specific data analysis of non-ergodic psychological processes is explained, emphasizing the difference between inter-individual and intra-individual variation. It is argued that subject-specific data analysis not only matches the principles underlying Developmental Systems Theory, but also enables testing of all principles of person-oriented theory. A new generalized perspective on measurement equivalence in subject-specific data analysis is introduced. The importance of computational optimal control of psychological processes within the context of subject-specific data analysis is emphasized. In closing, some broader aims of subject-specific data analysis are considered.
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