Providing a practical, thorough understanding of how factor analysis works, Foundations of Factor Analysis, Second Edition discusses the assumptions underlying the equations and procedures of this method. It also explains the options in commercial computer programs for performing factor analysis and structural equation modeling. This longawaited edition takes into account the various developments that have occurred since the publication of the original edition.
New to the Second Edition * A new chapter on the multivariate normal distribution, its general properties, and the concept of maximumlikelihood estimation * More complete coverage of descriptive factor analysis and doublet factor analysis * A rewritten chapter on analytic oblique rotation that focuses on the gradient projection algorithm and its applications * Discussions on the developments of factor score indeterminacy * A revised chapter on confirmatory factor analysis that addresses philosophy of science issues, model specification and identification, parameter estimation, and algorithm derivation Presenting the mathematics only as needed to understand the derivation of an equation or procedure, this textbook prepares students for later courses on structural equation modeling. It enables them to choose the proper factor analytic procedure, make modifications to the procedure, and produce new results.
ISBN  9781420099614   Pages  548  ISBN13  9781420099614 (What's this?)   Weight (grammes)  972  Publisher  Taylor & Francis Ltd   Published in  US  Imprint  Chapman & Hall/CRC   Series title  Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences  Format  Hardback   Series volume part  v. 7  Publication date  29 Sep 2009   Height (mm)  235  DEWEY  519.53540243   Width (mm)  156  DEWEY edition  DC22   Spine width (mm)  33 



1   Introduction   1 
2   Mathematical Foundations for Factor Analysis   17 
3   Composite Variables and Linear Transformations   69 
4   Multiple and Partial Correlations   93 
5   Multivariate Normal Distribution   113 
6   Fundamental Equations of Factor Analysis   129 
7   Methods of Factor Extraction   139 
8   CommonFactor Analysis   167 
9   Other Models of Factor Analysis   217 
10   Factor Rotation   275 
11   Orthogonal Analytic Rotation   301 
12   Oblique Analytic Rotation   325 
13   Factor Scores and Factor Indeterminacy   369 
14   Factorial Invariance   405 
15   Confirmatory Factor Analysis   427 
  References   493 
  Author Index   505 
  Subject Index   509 
"The author does a good job in explaining basic formal and mathematical concepts. ... a useful text for psychologists and scientists from other fields that deal with similar data. The book covers a wide range of topics related to exploratory factor analysis and is useful to readers interested in that topic." Statistical Papers (2014) 55 "I must say that I am very happy that the author has taken the challenge to update and revise this precious book into the second edition. It will be an important source for decades to come. ... there are good grounds for the new edition ... it digs deep into the foundations of factor analysis ... the topics are explained clearly, and mathematics is taught, as it is needed to understand a derivation of an equation or some procedure. ... the book is worth having nearby ... ." International Statistical Review (2010), 78
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