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ERIC Number: ED449170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-27
Pages: 21
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Determining the Number of Factors To Retain.
Tanguma, Jesus
This paper presents four methods for determining the number of factors to retain: (1) determining an eigenvalue greater than unity (K1); (2) the scree test; (3) the minimum average parallel approach; and (4) parallel analysis. Three of the four methods are illustrated through an example. Although the eigenvalue greater than unity and the scree test are the most widely used methods, the parallel analysis and the minimum average partial are the most accurate methods. (Contains 1 figure, 6 tables, and 19 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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