ERIC Number: EJ607469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Estimation of Unattenuated Factor Loadings.
Woodward, Todd S.; Hunter, Michael A.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v24 n4 p384-97 Win 1999
Demonstrates that traditional exploratory factor analytic methods, when applied to correlation matrices, cannot be used to estimate unattenuated factor loadings. Presents a mathematical basis for the accurate estimation of such values when the disattenuated correlation matrix or the covariance matrix is used as input. Explains how the equations apply to common factor analysis and principal component analysis. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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