The Application of Electronic Computers to Factor Analysis

@article{Kaiser1960TheAO,
  title={The Application of Electronic Computers to Factor Analysis},
  author={Henry F. Kaiser},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  year={1960},
  volume={20},
  pages={141 - 151}
}
  • H. Kaiser
  • Published 1960
  • Psychology
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement
more stodgy and less exciting application of computers to psychological problems. Let me warn you about how I am going to talk today. I have not conducted a survey of available computer programs for factor analytic computations, nor have I done an analysis of the problems of the application of computers to factor analysis in any way that could be considered scientific. I am saying that I shall ask you to listen to my opinions about the applications of computers to factor 
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