ERIC Number: EJ411266
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Component Analysis versus Common Factor Analysis: Some Issues in Selecting an Appropriate Procedure.
Velicer, Wayne F.; Jackson, Douglas N.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v25 n1 p1-28 Jan 1990
Situations for which the researcher should use component analysis versus common factor analysis are discussed. Topics addressed include key algebraic similarities and differences, theoretical and practical issues, the factor indeterminacy issue, latent versus manifest variables, and differences between exploratory and confirmatory analysis procedures. (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: An early version of this paper was presented at the Meeting of the Society for Multivariate Behavioral Research (Evanston, IL, November 1984). Eleven comments on this article appear in the same journal issue.