ERIC Number: EJ475181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Common Factor Analysis versus Principal Components Analysis: Differential Bias in Representing Model Parameters?
Widaman, Keith F.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v28 n3 p263-311 1993
Across conditions, differences between population parameters defined by common factor analysis and component analysis are demonstrated. Implications for data analytic and theoretical issues related to choice of analytic model are discussed. Results suggest that principal components analysis should not be used to obtain parameters reflecting latent constructs or factors. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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