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Re: st: FW: Running Polychoric Principal Component Analysis in STATA


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: FW: Running Polychoric Principal Component Analysis in STATA
Date   Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:03:48 -0500

You received some good responses on linkedin.com: -findit polychoric-.

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:59 AM, Essendi H. <H.Essendi@soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear STATA,
>
> How can I run Polychoric principal component analysis in STATA? . I have likert scale data on wellbeing and I would like to prepare wealth quintiles based on these subjective responses. The challenge I am facing however is how to prepar e my variables before running this. I am not sure whether I need to recode them into dummy variables or just rung these with all the ordered category?.  Also kindly advice on how to do this step by step.
>
> Many thanks,
> Hildah
>
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