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ERIC Number: EJ787902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis in Gifted Education: Examples with Self-Concept Data
Plucker, Jonathan A.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v27 n1 p20-35 Fall 2003
Factor analysis allows researchers to conduct exploratory analyses of latent variables, reduce data in large datasets, and test specific models. The purpose of this paper is to review common uses of factor analysis, provide general guidelines for best practices, illustrate these guidelines with examples using previously published self-concept data, and discuss common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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