Second-order constructs with mostly dichotomous data
for my thesis I am trying to construct a variable/ an index that captures the elvel of a firms' "Agility".I want to find out whether firms that are considere "Agile" perform better than firms who are not.
As the concept is abstract I want to construct a second order model, that measures the level of Agility based on a set of various determinants. The dataset at hand however mostly consist of dichotomous or "Dummy" variables, that indicate whether a firm is doing something or not. For example whether a firm is collaborating with customers is indicated by a 1, if not it is indicated by a 0.
Is it possible to construct a "score", a latent variable or something similar with this kind of data?
In my case, I'd have 6 different variables that would be considered for this. I guess, just adding the 1's and form a score would not fulfil statistical standards?
Thanks You very much for taking a looking into this thread! I was informing myself already extensively about this but it is very hard to come across information that fits. Most second order constructs require interval-level data from what I have seen.
Edit: Or may rather Factor analysis be applied with this kind of data?
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Seriously having trouble determining difference between Extraversion and Introversion in MBTI and myself. Please assist (Kinda long, sorry, using myself as a dichotomous example)
Okay, so every single time I feel I have the correct understanding of the terms within MBTI, I read something else that either contradicts or adds layers and I cannot seem to grasp the technical differences, or the differences within myself and my own personality.
In terms of behavior, I am pretty obviously an Extavert. I can have a lot of anxiety in a lot of situations, but when I am comfortable, I very much enjoy company and attention, and feed off of discussions and debates and small get-togethers.
However, in terms of psychology (as opposed to behavior), I am ALWAYS in my head. I spend most of my time daydreaming or analyzing situations, or being neurotic about dumb shit, or on occasion smart shit.
I would consider myself a "cognitive introvert" (I spend vast amounts of time researching things, reading, watching videos about subjects that interest me, etc), except for the fact that most people consider me to be a very talkative, fast-talking, semi-charming person. I am also the type of person that goofs off an inordinate amount of time in public, and while always respectful, I seem to enjoy poking fun at people, or annoying people at time by doing stupid things like singing or doing accents, or making dry, inappropriate humor. From what I have been told, these are NOT the traits of an introvert. And yet, I am also told that the defining trait of introversion is "being reflective". People would also describe me as a huge over thinker to the extreme, and I would say I spend way, way too much time in my head most if the time and don't attend to the real world.
How are these opposing characteristics directed toward one category or the other (I am a firm believer that seeing it as a spectrum deal is horsesh*t, and "cognitive ambiverts" cannot really make sense) what are some examples of behaviors or modes of thinking that DO qualitatively define Introversion vs Extroversion?
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