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By Timothy A. Brown PsyD

With its emphasis on useful and conceptual points, instead of arithmetic or formulation, this available e-book has proven itself because the go-to source on confirmatory issue research (CFA). targeted, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, administration, and sociology reports illustrate the strategies, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA method. The textual content exhibits tips on how to formulate, software, and interpret CFA versions utilizing renowned latent variable software program programs (LISREL, Mplus, EQS, SAS/CALIS); comprehend the similarities and ameliorations among CFA and exploratory issue research (EFA); and document effects from a CFA research. it's packed with important recommendation and tables that define the strategies. The spouse web site (www.guilford.com/brown3-materials) deals information and software syntax records for many of the learn examples, in addition to hyperlinks to CFA-related resources.

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With its emphasis on functional and conceptual points, instead of arithmetic or formulation, this available e-book has proven itself because the go-to source on confirmatory issue research (CFA). certain, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, administration, and sociology reviews illustrate the approaches, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA method.

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Again, EFA is a largely exploratory procedure, but substantive and practical considerations should strongly guide the factor analytic process. , the role of sampling error), the results of an initial EFA should be interpreted cautiously and should be cross-­validated (additional EFAs or CFAs should be conducted with independent data sets). The Common Factor Model and EFA 27 Factor Rotation Once the appropriate number of factors has been determined, the extracted factors are rotated, to foster their interpretability.

They may be highly intercorrelated even when the factors are truly orthogonal; Grice, 2001). Alternatively, factor scores can be estimated by multivariate methods that use various aspects of the reduced or unreduced correlation matrix and factor analysis coefficients. The resulting values are called refined factor scores. , Bartlett, 1937; Harman, 1976; McDonald, 1981). Most statistical software packages provide options to compute refined factor scores by one or more of these methods. In the majority of instances, refined factor scores have less bias than coarse factor scores and thus are favored over coarse factor scores as proxies for the factors (Grice, 2001).

The resulting values are called refined factor scores. , Bartlett, 1937; Harman, 1976; McDonald, 1981). Most statistical software packages provide options to compute refined factor scores by one or more of these methods. In the majority of instances, refined factor scores have less bias than coarse factor scores and thus are favored over coarse factor scores as proxies for the factors (Grice, 2001). However, a complicating issue in factor score estimation is the indeterminate nature of the common factor model.

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