Here is a static image of a multidimensional scaling of the WAIS-IV and WIAT-III. It is interactive when you click it (Works best in Firefox & Chrome, not in IE or Safari).
Following the same procedures as I did with the WJ III, I have made an interactive 3D MDS of the WISC-IV. The image below is static but if you click it, you can rotate and zoom the image interactively.
I have been playing around with interactive 3D images (with the rgl package in R) and thought that it would be fun to present a multidimensional scaling (MDS) of the WJ III NU. Kevin McGrew has produced a number of beautiful images with MDS. My favorite is this one, not just because it is gorgeous, but because of the theoretical insights it communicates.
I simply took the correlation matrix from the WJ III NU standardization sample (ages 9 to 13) and subtracted each correlation from 1 to produce a distance measure. I performed classic MDS in R with the cmdscale function, allowing 3 dimensions. I colored each test with my guess as to which CHC factor it belongs.
If you click the static image below, you can play with it (Firefox and Chrome worked for me but Internet Explorer and Safari did not.):
I’ve been trying to make teaching multiple regression a little easier so I began playing around with the rgl package in R. Lots of fun!