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ERIC Number: ED174687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 21
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Application of a Precise Significance Test for Simple Structure to Some Important Structural Researches.
Kameoka, Velma; Sine, Larry
Bargmann's test for examining the statistical significance of simple structure in factor analysis, an extension of the original significance tables, and the application of the significance test to several noted factor analytic findings are described. Using Bargmann's test, only 2 of 25 factor analytic studies reviewed are considered acceptable. Sixteen of the 25 studies did not produce a single statistically well defined hyperplane for any factor. It is concluded that more extensive rotations are needed and that the appropriateness of the original variables with respect to the content domain sampled be re-examined. The establishment of well-defined simple structures are required for replication and invariance of factor structures. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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