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Date:         Tue, 1 May 2001 11:11:13 -0400
Reply-To:     "Khaneja, Gurvinder" <KhanejaG@WPUNJ.EDU>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Khaneja, Gurvinder" <KhanejaG@WPUNJ.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Factor Analysis
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Principal Component Analysis technique is the most used method for Factor analysis. However there are other methods like, Unweighted least squares, Generalized least square, maximum likelihood, principal axis factoring etc. I don't think the two are synonymous in true sense. However if someone mentions that thay have used PCA (principal Component Analysis) it is true that they are talking about Factor Analysis but not necessarily vice-versa. Hope it helps.

Gurvinder K. Khaneja

> -----Original Message----- > From: David Brown [SMTP:david_brown123@YAHOO.CA] > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 9:49 AM > To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Factor Analysis > > Is there any difference between Factor Analysis and > Principal Component Analysis? > I have seen some stats people using it interchangeably > and refereeing them as a same analysis. > > _______________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get your free address at

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