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ERIC Number: ED087808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 21
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A Comparison of Four Methods for Estimating Common Factor Scores.
Ambrosino, Robert J.
A comparison of four procedures for estimating common factor measurements was made using artificially synthesized "data" matrices. Score estimates were compared with respect to how well they approximated associated true factor scores and the extent of shrinkage in double cross-validation based on random samples. The Horst (1965), Bartlett (1937), and Anderson and Rubin (1956) methods gave what was judged as satisfactory estimates for the (artificial) populations of data. The cross-validational procedures showed the Horn (1965) method to yield highly unstable estimates. It was concluded that the method of using columns of the factor loading matrix as weights to be used in estimating factor measurements cannot be recommended for general applications since this procedure consistently provided highly unstable estimates. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, N.Y., November 1, 1973)