Factor analysis


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Factor analysis

A statistical procedure that seeks to explain a certain phenomenon, such as the return on a common stock, in terms of the behavior of a set of predictive factors.

Factor Analysis

The analysis of seemingly unrelated phenomena and their disparate and combined effect on an investment. Factor analysis takes a large number of dependent variables and seeks to isolate the independent variables determining them. Isolating the independent variables (called factors in this context) helps reduce the number of variables that the analyst must study in order to make accurate statements and predictions about the direction of an investment.
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In order to fill the research gap in literature on pharmaceutical project management and to have an in-depth analysis of the reasons that delay the projects, this study took the help of statistical factor analysis including both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.
In the part of factor analysis, questions in questionnaire were ranked in five groups of family, individual, social, cultural, and economical by using of exploratory factor analysis and relations among questions of questionnaire were also examined.
However, the results of the confirmatory factor analysis performed in the same study showed that the five-factor structure of the scale was confirmed.
Principal components factor analysis involving the EPOMS resulted in six factors: Tension, Depression, Anger, Vigor, Fatigue, and a weak three-item Confusion scale.
Results of the multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the factor structure of the single-factor model was not invariant across gender [[chi square](8, N = 149) = 33.
Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome using direct measurement of insulin resistance in Chinese with different degrees of glucose tolerance.
Srivastava (1993) got similar results from factor analysis of data on ORS of about 400 executives in a public sector company.
A confirmatory factor analysis model was specified, identified, and tested for fit.
Factor analysis in the development and refinement of clinical assessment instruments.
The number of factors identified by the factor analysis indicates the number of subscales on the instrument.
According to the results of a risk factor analysis of people living with HIV-1/AIDS reported to the Taiwan CDC, the proportion of IDUs increased from 1.
This necessitated an exploratory approach to the factor analysis in order to identify composite items.