On the Interpretation of Factor Analysis

@article{Armstrong1968OnTI,
  title={On the Interpretation of Factor Analysis},
  author={J. S. Armstrong and P. Soelberg},
  journal={Econometrics eJournal},
  year={1968}
}
  • J. S. Armstrong, P. Soelberg
  • Published 1968
  • Computer Science
  • Econometrics eJournal
  • The importance of the researcher's interpretation of factor analysis is illustrated by means of an example. The results from this example appear to be meaningful and easily interpreted. The example omits any measure of reliability or validity. If a measure of reliability had been included, it would have indicated the worthlessness of the results. A survey of 46 recent papers from 6 journals supported the claim that the example is typical, two-thirds of the papers provide no measure of… CONTINUE READING
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