A Fast and Simple computational Method of Minimum Residual Factor Analysis.

Abstract

Some new procedures for minimum residual factor analysis are presented. First a successive method developed by Comrey is modified in order to guarantee convergence and to provide a way to handle Heywood cases. Next, this modified Comrey procedure is extended to a simultaneous procedure which is computationally simpler and faster than the Minres method developed by Harman and Jones. This latter method, however, satisfies a stronger necessary condition for the minimum of the sum of squared off-diagonal residuals. Some empirical results are presented. These are in accordance with the theoretical considerations; that is, the Harman and Jones procedure tends to be slower, but attains in general a lower value for the sum of squared off-diagonal residuals.

DOI: 10.1207/s15327906mbr1803_5

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@article{Zegers1983AFA, title={A Fast and Simple computational Method of Minimum Residual Factor Analysis.}, author={F E Zegers and Jos M F ten Berge}, journal={Multivariate behavioral research}, year={1983}, volume={18 3}, pages={331-40} }