ERIC Number: ED028485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Use of Sequential Factor Analyses to Clarify Interpretation of Underlying Relations.
Findley, Warren G.
This is a research report concerned with the availability of computer programs which made it advisable to try not only the factors dictated by a criterion, but successive additional factors until the meaning of the pattern is clarified. Examples illustrate the application of sequential factor analyses using a principal axes solution and varimax rotation. In one case, extension to an additional factor clarified the whole solution and additional factors added nothing, pointing to the suitability of a four-factor solution. In the other case, extension to one additional factor only clarified the identity of two variables and pointed back to the two factor solution as most effective. (Author/EK)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, February 5-8, 1969.