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Patricia Sourdin <patricia.sourdin@adelaide.edu.au> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: -factor- with binary variables |

Date |
Sun, 28 Nov 2004 16:32:00 +1030 |

Hi Statalist just a query on -factor-. I am trying to construct an index where I have five variables which are binary indicators. I have read somewhere that it is not appropriate to use factor analysis if the variables are binary. Can anyone confirm, please? Also, would -pca- be an alternative in this case? As usual, any help would be appreciated. Patricia * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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