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"georg wernicke" <georg.wernicke@googlemail.com> |

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st: factor analysis - interpreting the results, inclusion of dp variable |

Date |
Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:49:40 +0100 |

hello stata list, i have a probably rather simple questions to which i cannot find good links in the net. i have quite a number of independent variables which have been identified as significant in the literature before (around 16). when i add all them in a regression, not one single variable is significant. i want to employ factor analysis to get a persimonious model. here are my questions: 1. do i include the dependent variable in the equation? (fac dependent independent1..... etc.) 2. the analysis is retains 4 factors and gives me a factor loading table which i rotated. now what do i do with the rotated table? i stored the 4 factors as new variables..do i simply ass them in the regression equation or do i only run a regression with these factors now? 3. or does the result of 4 retained factors tell me that my model should consist of 4 independent variables only? sorry, i know some of the questions are probably quite blunt...but still, i am lost on what to do with the results.. thanks george * * 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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