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Factor Analysis Quiz Topics
11 May 2005
Quiz 4 - FA 1
250 word summary of a published exploratory factor analysis study (2 marks)
What is factor analysis?
Purpose of factor analysis
What are the assumptions of factor analysis?
levels of measurement
number of variables
number of cases
factorability of the correlation matrix
Types of factor analysis
Explained vs. unexplained variance
Determining the number of factors
Rotating - varimax vs. othogonal
Coming up with a good model
Strengths & weaknesses of factor analysis
Quiz 5 - FA 2
Any topic from FA 1
500 word summary of your own exploratory factor analysis study (4 marks)
Testing a factor structure across groups
Methods for computing composite scores
What is confirmatory factor analysis?