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factor analysis

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(Statistics) statistics any of several techniques for deriving from a number of given variables a smaller number of different, more useful, variables
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Noun1.factor analysis - any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
correlational analysis - the use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables
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Second, the dimensions of the Epistemological Scenario were further investigated by exploratory factor analysis.
The report provides strategic insights into the overarching Strategic Positioning and degree of Environmental Responsiveness of the World's 10 leading Commercial Aerospace Companies through a Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) framework analysis; also referred to as Quantitative SWOT Analysis, against the backdrop of an evolving industry landscape & shifting global dynamics.
Statistical factor analysis is a multivariate statistical method used to identify common underlying variables called factors within a larger set of measures.
Exploratory factor analysis technique was used to classify the questions.
As a result of exploratory factor analysis, the original structure with five factors was reached.
However, the price series for many beef products are observable, and then factor analysis can be used to extract the common price variation patterns that represent the price variation of the entire beef market.
Initially, several exploratory factor analyses using principal axis factor analysis with oblimin rotation were conducted.
Further studies using principal components factor analysis as well as confirmatory factor analysis might lead to scale refinement, which should then be verified by confirmatory factor analysis on an independent sample.
They used confirmatory factor analysis to analyze data from multiple cohorts and for each gender separately.
The studies attempting factor analysis of the metabolic syndrome differ in terms of clinical, anthropometric and biochemical variables and the ethnic group included in the analysis, limiting generalisability of the results.
The earlier research studies where ORS scale was used to examine role stress have proved the reliability and validity of the scale through retest reliability, cronbach's alpha, and exploratory factor analysis approach (Srivastav, 1993; Srinivasan, 1988; Sen, 1981).
In the course of statistical analyses so far we have done sorting of the model's indicators, applying Factor Analysis.