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ERIC Number: EJ170776
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Publication Date: 1977
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A Comprehensive Trial of the Scree and KG Criteria for Determining the Number of Factors
Catell, Raymond B.; Vogelmann, S.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, 12, 3, 289-325, Jul 77
A common problem in factor analytic research is determining the number of factors to be extracted. A comprehensive evaluation of the two most commonly used approaches is presented. The authors conclude that the scree criterion is definitely superior to the Kaiser-Guttman criterion. (JKS)
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