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Factor Analysis

Neil Abell, David W. Springer, and Akihito Kamata

in Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195333367
eISBN:
9780199864300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333367.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents basics of factor analysis modeling, focusing on its use and interpretations in scale and test development contexts. Two approaches to such analyses are discussed: exploratory ... More


Introduction

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the major uses of confirmatory factor analysis including measurement development, psychometric evaluation of measures, construct validation, testing method effects, and testing ... More


Measurement Models

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes when and how to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). CFA is a step in the scale development process, and it is also the first step in testing structural models. ... More


Using Data Mining to Discover Biological Patterns in Citizen Science Observations

Daniel Fink and Wesley M. Hochachka

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the use of data mining to discover biological patterns in citizen science observations. In particular, it describes a set of statistical tools designed to take advantage of ... More


Theory Generation: Exploratory Factor Analysis

Brian D. Haig

in Investigating the Psychological World: Scientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027366
eISBN:
9780262322379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027366.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter considers the abductive nature of theory generation by examining the logic and purpose of the method of exploratory factor analysis. It is argued that the common factors that result from ... More


Exploratory Data Analysis

Brian D. Haig

in The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods: Understanding Statistics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190222055
eISBN:
9780190871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222055.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 is concerned with modern data analysis. It focuses primarily on the nature, role, and importance of exploratory data analysis, although it gives some attention to computer-intensive ... More


Exploratory Factor Analysis

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) has played a major role in research conducted in the social sciences for more than 100 years, dating back to the pioneering work of Charles Spearman on mental ... More


Exploratory Factor Analysis

Brian D. Haig

in The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods: Understanding Statistics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190222055
eISBN:
9780190871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222055.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 argues that exploratory factor analysis is an abductive method of theory generation that exploits a principle of scientific inference known as the principle of the common cause. Factor ... More


Requirements for and Decisions in Choosing Exploratory Common Factor Analysis

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter looks at the key considerations that researchers should take into account in determining when it is appropriate to conduct an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using the common factor ... More


Requirements and Decisions for Implementing Exploratory Common Factor Analysis

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on important requirements that must be satisfied and decisions that must be made in the actual implementation of an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) in research. More ... More


Assessing and Testing Cross-Cultural Measurement Equivalence

Thanh V. Tran, Tam Nguyen, and Keith Chan

in Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190496470
eISBN:
9780190496500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496470.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A cross-cultural comparison can be misleading for two reasons: (1) comparison is made using different attributes and (2) comparison is made using different scale units. This chapter illustrates ... More


Implementing and Interpreting Exploratory Factor Analysis

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explains how many of the key procedures of an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) can be implemented in practice and how the information it provides can be interpreted. After providing a ... More


Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter summarizes the key issues that researchers need to take into consideration when choosing and implementing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) before offering some conclusions and ... More


Introductory Factor Analysis Concepts

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book provides a non-mathematical introduction to exploratory factor analysis (EFA) or unrestricted factor analysis and how it is implemented. It also discusses the procedures for conducting ... More


R and exploratory data analysis

M. D. Edge

in Statistical Thinking from Scratch: A Primer for Scientists

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198827627
eISBN:
9780191866463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827627.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

R is a powerful, free software package for performing statistical tasks. It will be used to simulate data, analyze data, and make data displays. More details about R are given in Appendix B.


Factor Analysis Assumptions

Leandre R. Fabrigar and Duane T. Wegener

in Exploratory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734177
eISBN:
9780190255848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734177.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses various assumptions underlying the common factor model and the procedures typically used in its implementation. Ideally, these assumptions should be carefully considered by ... More


Frequency Models

James B. Elsner and Thomas H. Jagger

in Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199827633
eISBN:
9780197563199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827633.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Here in Part II, we focus on statistical models for understanding and predicting hurricane climate. This chapter shows you how to model hurricane ... More


Intensity Models

James B. Elsner and Thomas H. Jagger

in Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199827633
eISBN:
9780197563199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827633.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Strong hurricanes, such as Camille in 1969, Andrew in 1992, and Katrina in 2005, cause catastrophic damage. It is important to have an estimate of when the ... More


Impact Models

James B. Elsner and Thomas H. Jagger

in Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199827633
eISBN:
9780197563199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827633.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

In this chapter, we show some broader applications of our models and methods. We focus on impact models. Hurricanes are capable of generating large ... More


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