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  • 1.  Factor Analysis

    Posted Mon March 25, 2024 10:50 AM
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    Dear all,

    I am working on survey design. I performed the factor analysis with the varimax rotation, which returned nine factors for it.

    My question is: can I reduce some of the factors that contain just 3 or 4 items by merging them together?

    Thank you

    faiz abdelhafid


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  • 2.  RE: Factor Analysis

    Posted Mon March 25, 2024 12:14 PM

    The factors are orthogonal. Why would one merge uncorrelated dimensions? Well, one may, explicitly declaring "I'm going to make a battery construct, i.e. statistically not warranted".

    But a better solution would be to extract less factors.

    Kirill Orlov