The averaged MAMBAC curves for the research data, simulated taxonic data, and simulated dimensional data. The simulated data was based on 10 simulations. The x-axis represents the average of all possible composites of 6 of the 7 indicators ordered and cut at 50 intervals. This is the input variable. The variable not included as part of the input variable composite served as the output variable. At each cut, mean scores for those cases above and below the cut value were calculated. This mean difference is plotted on the y-axis. All variables were standardized.