An Easy Guide To Factor Analysis

Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131772559X
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Factor analysis is a statistical technique widely used in psychology and the social sciences. With the advent of powerful computers, factor analysis and other multivariate methods are now available to many more people. An Easy Guide to Factor Analysis presents and explains factor analysis as clearly and simply as possible. The author, Paul Kline, carefully defines all statistical terms and demonstrates step-by-step how to work out a simple example of principal components analysis and rotation. He further explains other methods of factor analysis, including confirmatory and path analysis, and concludes with a discussion of the use of the technique with various examples. An Easy Guide to Factor Analysis is the clearest, most comprehensible introduction to factor analysis for students. All those who need to use statistics in psychology and the social sciences will find it invaluable. Paul Kline is Professor of Psychometrics at the University of Exeter. He has been using and teaching factor analysis for thirty years. His previous books include Intelligence: the psychometric view (Routledge 1990) and The Handbook of Psychological Testing (Routledge 1992).

Making Sense Of Factor Analysis

Author: Marjorie A. Pett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761919503
Size: 75.78 MB
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Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research presents a straightforward explanation of the complex statistical procedures involved in factor analysis. Authors Marjorie A. Pett, Nancy M. Lackey, and John J. Sullivan provide a step-by-step approach to analyzing data using statistical computer packages like SPSS and SAS. Emphasizing the interrelationship between factor analysis and test construction, the authors examine numerous practical and theoretical decisions that must be made to efficiently run and accurately interpret the outcomes of these sophisticated computer programs.

Applied Statistics Using Stata

Author: Mehmet Mehmetoglu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987903
Size: 76.27 MB
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Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the ‘why’ of statistics and the ‘how’. Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs. The book also provides: Original case studies and data sets Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters A wide range of detailed applications using Stata Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code. This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.

Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis

Author: Cramer, Duncan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224660
Size: 39.99 MB
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There are a variety of statistical techniques used to analyse quantitative data that masters students, advanced undergraduates and researchers in the social sciences are expected to be able to understand and undertake. This book explains these techniques, when it is appropriate to use them, how to carry them out and how to write up the results.

Intelligence

Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415055123
Size: 22.38 MB
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Paul Kline's latest book provides a readable modern account of the psychometric view of intelligence. It explains factor analysis and the construction of intelligence tests, and shows how the resulting factors provide a picture of human abilities. Written to be clear and concise it none the less provides a rigorous account of the psychometric view of intelligence.

Concise Encyclopedia Of Biostatistics For Medical Professionals

Author: Abhaya Indrayan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315355574
Size: 16.17 MB
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Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals focuses on conceptual knowledge and practical advice rather than mathematical details, enhancing its usefulness as a reference for medical professionals. The book defines and describes nearly 1000 commonly and not so commonly used biostatistical terms and methods arranged in alphabetical order. These range from simple terms, such as mean and median to advanced terms such as multilevel models and generalized estimating equations. Synonyms or alternative phrases for each topic covered are listed with a reference to the topic.

Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Author: Donna Harrington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195339886
Size: 12.20 MB
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) is used for four major purposes: 1) psychometric evaluation of measures; 2) construct validation; 3) testing method effects; and 4) testing measurement invariance (e.g. across groups or populations). With an easy-to-follow overview of the method, step-by-step guide to creating a CFA model, and clear guideline to requirements for using CFA, this book will be ideally suited for readers who plan to conduct CFA analyses, but want a brief, non-technical introduction to the topic to get them started before getting into the more detailed and technical literature, as well as readers who do not plan to conduct CFA analyses, but want to be knowledgeable consumers of research literature that uses CFA.