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Re: st: factor analysis w/ categorical vars. in STATA


From   Christer.Thrane@hil.no
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: factor analysis w/ categorical vars. in STATA
Date   Mon, 23 Aug 2004 17:55:01 +0200



Or try -findit mokken-

which will tell you about more on "factor analysis" on binary or ordered
variables.

Christer


                                                                                                                                               
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Luciana,

From:             <ls845@nyu.edu>
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Date sent:        Sun, 22 Aug 2004 17:32:34 -0400
Subject:          st: factor analysis w/ categorical vars. in STATA
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> Dear Statalist people,
>
> I used a Principal Components Analyses with STATA to construct a
> wealth index. I know I can't use categorical variables with this
> method, and I am wondering if STATA has a way to handle factor
> analysis with categorical variables?

-findit polychoric-

will tell you about Stas Kolenikov's package.  It will do principal
components analysis on ordinal variables, which may be what you need.

Hope this helps.

--Mark

>
> I'd appreciate any help!
>
> Sincerely,
>  Luciana
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