Second order construct

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elmanzani
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Second order construct

Post by elmanzani » Fri May 10, 2019 4:36 pm

Hey,

I have used a second-order construct as a composite of A and B to evaluate the synergistic effect of A and B on C. Could you please suggest bibliographic references that theoretically justify the usefulness of a second-order construct for a synergistic effect between two variables.

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Re: Second order construct

Post by jmbecker » Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 pm

What do you mean by synergistic effects?
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Re: Second order construct

Post by elmanzani » Mon May 20, 2019 2:32 pm

jmbecker wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 pm
What do you mean by synergistic effects?
I mean the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

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Re: Second order construct

Post by jmbecker » Mon May 20, 2019 8:05 pm

In such a case you do not want to use second-order constructs. You want to look into the moderation topic. There you create interaction effects, that sound more like what you want to study.
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