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

From   "louis boakye-yiadom" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   RE: st: RE: the "score" command in factor analysis
Date   Thu, 17 Mar 2005 13:38:28 +0000

Thank you very much, Nick. Statalist is definitely a tremendous resource.


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

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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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