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Validating Psychometric Questionnaires Using Experience-Sampling Data : The Case of Nightmare Distress

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STIEGER, Stefan, Tim KUHLMANN, 2018. Validating Psychometric Questionnaires Using Experience-Sampling Data : The Case of Nightmare Distress. In: Frontiers in Neuroscience. 12, 901. ISSN 1662-4548. eISSN 1662-453X. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00901

@article{Stieger2018-12-05Valid-44412, title={Validating Psychometric Questionnaires Using Experience-Sampling Data : The Case of Nightmare Distress}, year={2018}, doi={10.3389/fnins.2018.00901}, volume={12}, issn={1662-4548}, journal={Frontiers in Neuroscience}, author={Stieger, Stefan and Kuhlmann, Tim}, note={Article Number: 901} }

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