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RE: st: RE: the "score" command in factor analysis


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: the "score" command in factor analysis
Date   Thu, 17 Mar 2005 13:30:55 -0000

In addition, and in extremis, you can 
recover the formula used by regressing 
the factor on the original variables. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Richard Williams
 
louis boakye-yiadom

> One more question ... can you 
> >please point me to where I can get information about how 
> "score" generates 
> >the estimates of the factors? This is because it appears the factor 
> >estimates are not simply linear combinations of the observed 
> variables 
> >with the scoring coefficients. 
> 
> If you have the Stata 8 Reference Manual A-F, the methods and 
> formulas are 
> given on pp. 387-388.  For scoring, it refers you to Harman 
> 1976 Modern 
> Factor Analysis and Lawley & Maxwell 1971 Factor Analysis as 
> a Statistical Method.

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