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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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Adding this new multi-ingredient firming serum to a nutrient-rich diet and a good sleep regimen is the greatest possible multi-factorial defense against the loss of youthful-looking skin.
This multi-factorial outcome should naturally be examined and discussed by sociologists, but each individual should interrogate "his/her contribution" by making self-criticism.
This is a multi-factorial consequence of our culture, attitudes and the ability to change plans without that face-to-face contact via facebook or texting.
As is the case with most musculoskeletal presentations, cervical pain is a multi-factorial event involving many different systems and it is the clinician's role to determine the main causative or maintaining factor.
It's a multi-factorial issue but, after carrying out several tests, we can con-firm he has no major issues with his heart, lungs or digestive tract.
The etiology of postoperative AF is not well defined, although recent studies suggest a multi-factorial mechanism, which includes oxidative stress, inflammation, atrial fibrosis, and excessive production of catecholamines, changes in autonomic tone and in the expression of connexins (3, 4).
Origins of India's smart grid efforts are multi-factorial in nature but primarily concern three main issues which are the subject of current or planned government backed initiatives: 1) Balance the supply and demand of the power market; 2) Electrify a large segment of its rural population to receive electrical services; 3) Optimize electrical usage by being able to manage loads and mitigate operating inefficiencies.
At-risk patients, such as those with muscle weakness, balance problems, or low blood pressure (hypotension, or, orthostatic blood pressure), should undergo multi-factorial fall risk assessment, according to the guidelines.
The virulence, in the cholera syndrom, is multi-factorial, however, cholera toxin plays a key role in the severe secretory diarrhoea, that characterizes the devastating outbreaks.
The causes of AD and AMD are likely multi-factorial with several factors such as diet, environment, and genetic susceptibility participating in the pathogenesis of these diseases.
The reason pancreatic cancer is diagnosed earlier in some patients and later in others is not yet clear, but it is likely multi-factorial, according to Dr.
It is a multi-factorial mechanism and it is hard to answer this question, especially as each region of the world is different from the other.
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