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Factor Analysis Tips: Unexpected Things I Learned at SAS Global Forum

Are you still re-ordering your factor pattern by sorting columns in Excel? Well, do I have a tip or two for you. The cool thing about some large conferences is that even the things you hadn’t planned on attending can be worth while. For example, during one time slot, I didn’t have anything particular scheduled…

Minimum Sample Size in Factor Analysis & Other Small Sample Thoughts

Someone handed me a data set on acculturation that they had collected from a small sample size of 25 people. There was a good reason that the sample was small – think African-American presidents of companies over $100 million in sales or Latina neurosurgeons. Anyway, small sample, can’t reasonably expect to get 500 or 1,000…

What’s all that factor analysis crap mean anyway? Part 1 of Several

My doctoral advisor, the late, great Dr. Eyman, used to ┬átell me that my psychometric theory lectures were, A light treatment of a very serious subject. Hmph. Well, with all due respect to a truly wonderful mentor, I still have to state unequivocally that the majority of students when looking at a factor analysis for…

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Mama AnnMaria’s Point-y Click-y Guide to Factor Analysis

So, yesterday, if you were paying attention, we figured out WHY to do a factor analysis today’s post is about how. I’m using SAS Enterprise Guide because I had it open on my computer. Here is what the completed project looks like:   Here is what I did, reading from the top — I opened…

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A quick introduction to interpretation of Exploratory Factor Analysis: Mplus Example

Last week I wrote a bit about how to get an exploratory factor analysis using Mplus. The question now, is what does that output MEAN ? First, you just get some information on the programming statements or defaults that produced your output: INPUT READING TERMINATED NORMALLY Exploratory Factor Analysis ; SUMMARY OF ANALYSIS Number of…

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Interpreting Confirmatory Factor Analysis Output from Mplus

Being able to find SPSS in the start menu does not qualify you to run a multi-nomial logistic regression. This is the kind of comment statisticians find funny that leaves other people scratching their heads. The point is that it’s not that difficult to get output for some fairly complex statistical procedures. Let’s start with…