Discriminant Validity: Check Out How to Use the New HTMT Criterion!

The HTMT Criterion: Henseler, Ringle and Sarstedt (2015) show by means of a simulation study that the classical approaches (i.e., the Fornell-Larcker criterion and cpross-loadings) do not reliably detect a lack of discriminant validity in common research situations. These authors therefore propose an alternative approach, based on the multitrait-multimethod matrix, to assess discriminant validity: the heterotrait-monotrait ratio of correlations (HTMT).

2015 PLS User Conference in Seville

17-19 Jun 2015, 2015 PLS User Conference in Seville, Spain, http://www.pls2015.org/; check out the publishing opportunity in a special section on PLS-SEM in Quality & Quantity, http://www.pls2015.org/publishing-1/

19 Jun 2015, Advanced PLS Workshop at the 2015 PLS User Conference in Seville, Spain, http://www.pls2015.org/program/workshops/


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In a recent research project,

Henseler, J., Dijkstra, T. K., Sarstedt, M., Ringle, C. M., Diamantopoulos, A., Straub, D. W., Ketchen, D. J., Hair, J. F., Hult, G. T. M. and Calantone, R. J. (2014), "Common Beliefs and Reality about Partial Least Squares: Comments on Rönkkö & Evermann (2013)", Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 182-209.