Further evidence that the family assessment device should be reorganized: Response to Miller and colleagues
Ridenour, Daley, and Reich's (1999) factor analyses of the Family Assessment Device (FAD) indicated that the FAD be reorganized. Miller and colleagues (2000) contend that the FAD be used in its original format based on the FAD's theoretical foundation; however, this does not preclude the importance of scientific scrutiny of an instrument's construct validity to determine how well an instrument represents its theoretical base. Subscale factor analyses (exploratory and confirmatory), item-level factor analysis, and the clinical and psychometric studies cited by Miller and colleagues suggest a more parsimonious FAD configuration and were consistent with Ridenour and colleagues' factor analyses.
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Ridenour, Ty A., James G. Daley, and Wendy Reich. "Further evidence that the Family Assessment Device should be reorganized: Response to Miller and colleagues." Family Process 39, no. 3 (2000): 375-380.