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ERIC Number: EJ933679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1531-7714
Understanding and Using Factor Scores: Considerations for the Applied Researcher
DiStefano, Christine; Zhu, Min; Mindrila, Diana
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v14 n20 Oct 2009
Following an exploratory factor analysis, factor scores may be computed and used in subsequent analyses. Factor scores are composite variables which provide information about an individual's placement on the factor(s). This article discusses popular methods to create factor scores under two different classes: refined and non-refined. Strengths and considerations of the various methods, and for using factor scores in general, are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 3 footnotes.)
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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