ERIC Number: ED050159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
On Oblique Quasi-Procrustean Factor Transformation.
Hakstian, A. Ralph
A new general approach to the problem of oblique factor transformation is identified and presented as an alternative to the common "blind" transformation techniques currently available. In addition, techniques for implementing such an approach are developed. The first section of the paper contains a brief review of the procrustes problem. The next section contains the rationale for a somewhat related--"quasi-procrustean"--approach to oblique factor transformation. The third section contains the development of new techniques for implementing this approach. Following this derivation, solutions for three well-known sets of data are presented. Finally, some aspects of such an approach in need of further research are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971