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ERIC Number: ED449230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 19
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Creative Uses of Factor Analysis in Psychotherapy Research: Past Examples and Future Possibilities.
Adams, James M.
Factor analysis is a statistical method of reducing a set number of variables by finding similarities between them. This paper reviews the potential of factor analysis, focusing on exploratory factor analysis, in research on psychotherapy. Within the field of psychotherapy, the use of factor analysis can be classified into three groups. The first group of research studies deals with training and professional issues. Another set of studies has considered process in therapy. The third use of factor analysis in psychotherapy research is in measurement research, by far the largest use of factor analysis in psychotherapy research. Both two-mode factor analysis and higher order factor analysis can be used in psychotherapy research. Factor analysis is a valuable research tool that can reduce the object of interest to more manageable and parsimonious terms. (Contains 35 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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