Some Notes on the Number of Factors Problem.


The epistemological status of factors-that is, components, common factors, and image factors-is briefly discussed. Implications for the number of factors problem, for varying views of factor analysis, and for the particular factor analytic model employed are noted; and the rationales under- lying the best known decision rules regarding the correct number of… (More)
DOI: 10.1207/s15327906mbr0804_4


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