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ERIC Number: ED074155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 16
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Indices of Complexity and Interpretation: Their Computation and Uses in Factor Analysis.
Hofmann, Richard J.
In this methodological paper two indices are developed: a complexity index and an interpretation index. The complexity index is a positive number indicating on the average how many factors are used to explain each variable in a factor solution. The interpretation index will be positive ranging from zero to unity; unity representing a perfect independent cluster solution and zero representing the poorest factor solution in terms of complexity. Through empirical application to the classic 24 psychological variables it is demonstrated that the indices may be computed by hand and are easily interpreted providing a basis for comparing different factor solutions. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1973)