Factor Analysis

Authored by: Mary D. Sammel , Sarah J. Ratcliffe , Benjamin E. Leiby

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498733953
eBook ISBN: 9781351110273
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351110273-130001080

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Abstract

The goal of factor analysis is data reduction of multiple measurements into a smaller number of latent outcomes or factors that are not directly observable. This entry provides some general background information on factor analysis and discusses the standard methods of in practice for continuous data.

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