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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


Testing Cross-Cultural Measurement Invariance: LISREL Applications LISREL Applications

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

There has been a general consensus that multigroup (sample) confirmatory factor analysis offers a strong approach to evaluate cross-cultural equivalence of measurement properties. Researchers have ... More


Structural Equation Modeling

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) has long been used in social work research, but the writing on the topic is typically fragmented and highly technical. The chapters demonstrate two SEM programs ... 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


Single species populations

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses two issues: estimating population size and population regulation. The section on estimation outlines (and gives further references to) the major methods used by ecologists in ... 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


Dimensions of Principle and Sympathy

William L. Miller, Annis May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

in Political Culture in Contemporary Britain: People and Politicians, Principles and Practice

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279846
eISBN:
9780191684302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279846.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter uses factor analysis to help decide, first of all, how many — or how few — general dimensions of principle underlie many particular questions of principle; and, secondly, how closely or ... More


The two-dimensional structure of traits

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the types of questions that have been asked about leaders' traits over time, seeking to better understand the nature of trait structure in the minds of voters. The ... More


Burt and the early history of factor analysis

S. F. Blinkhorn

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter aims to set Burt's early work on factor analysis in context, in the process providing an account which revises commonly held, accepted, and incorrect views as to priorities in this ... More


Factor Analysis of Vowel Pronunciation in Swedish Dialects

Therese Leinonen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The study presented here analysed 91 local Swedish dialects based on vowel pronunciation. Acoustic measurements of vowel quality were made for 18 vowels of 1,014 speakers by means of principal ... 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


Evaluation of public health brands: Design, measurement, and analysis

W. Douglas Evans, Jonathan Blitstein, and James C. Hersey

in Public Health Branding: Applying marketing for social change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237135
eISBN:
9780191724060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237135.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Brand equity is the higher order construct that captures the effects of commercial and public health brands on outcomes. This chapter focuses on the effects of brand equity on individual health ... More


Comparison of Component Models in Analysing the Distribution of Dialectal Features

Antti Leino and Saara HyvÖnen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Languages are traditionally subdivided into geographically distinct dialects, although any such division is just a coarse approximation of a more fine-grained variation. This underlying variation is ... More


Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Peter Miksza and Kenneth Elpus

in Design and Analysis for Quantitative Research in Music Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199391905
eISBN:
9780199391943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391905.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter consists of data-driven examples of how factor analysis as a statistical tool can be applied in music education research. The chapter presents examples of how factor analysis methods can ... More


Hierarchical modelling in time series: the factor analytic approach

Gamerman Dani and Salazar Esther

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter addresses the issue of combining information from a possibly large time series with a factor analytic approach. Each combination of a time series and a factor gives rise to a weight or ... 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


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


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


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


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