13. Exploratory Factor Analysis

  1. Alvin C. Rencher and
  2. William F. Christensen

Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch13

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rencher, A. C. and Christensen, W. F. (2012) Exploratory Factor Analysis, in Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470178966

Online ISBN: 9781118391686

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Keywords:

  • exploratory factor analysis;
  • orthogonal factor model;
  • principal component method;
  • principal factor method;
  • maximum likelihood method

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Orthogonal Factor Model

  • Estimation of Loadings and Commonalities

  • Choosing the Number of Factors, m

  • Rotation

  • Factor Scores

  • Validity of the Factor Analysis Model

  • Relationship of Factor Analysis to Principal Component Analysis