AbstRAct Organizations are beginning to apply data mining and knowledge discovery techniques to their corporate data sets, thereby enabling the identification of trends and the discovery of inductive knowledge. Many times, traditional transactional databases are not optimized for analytical processing and must be transformed. This article proposes the use… (More)
The formula for coefficient alpha for a component is developed. Kaiser's special formula for coefficient alpha for a principal component and the Kaiser-Guttman Rule for the "number of components" are mentioned. A numerical example is added. It is conjectured that the sum of coefficients alpha is invariant under orthogonal rotation.