Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Questions about networks, measurement, and causation

Keith A. Markusa1

a1 Psychology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY 10019.


Cramer et al. present a thoughtful application of network analysis to symptoms, but certain questions remain open. These questions involve the intended causal interpretation, the critique of latent variables, individual variation in causal networks, Borsboom's idea of networks as measurement models, and how well the data support the stability of the network results.

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