I am not clear what your point is here.
If you are saying that the sentence you
are quoting from the help is abbreviated
as a summary of what -score- does, then
you are correct. But the fact that
the scores are calculated using the
coefficients is not contentious. It could
hardly be otherwise.
The help cannot provide complete documentation
for what a command does. That goes beyond the main
role of a help file, especially for official Stata
command backed up by the manuals and by
literature references.
-score- also follows -pca-, but a similar
point applies.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
louis boakye-yiadom
> According to stata's help document for -score-, "score
> creates a set of new
> variables that are estimates of the factors produced by
> factor or rotate
> (i.e., unrotated or rotated factors)". It seems to me though
> that what the
> -score- command actually does, is to generate coefficients
> (rather than the
> actual scores) which can then be used to generate esimates of
> the factors
> (the factor scores?). Can anyone help be know whether I'm right in my
> understanding of what -score- does?
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