Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 10:58:24 -0400
Reply-To: Stephen Salbod <ssalbod@PACE.EDU>
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From: Stephen Salbod <ssalbod@PACE.EDU>
Subject: NonSPSS question
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I am planning to replicate a study that was done thirty years ago and in a
different part of the country. In the original study a 40 item attitude
scale was administered. The items had been evaluated on a four point scale,
but researchers collapsed the items to two points. The tetrachoric
correlation matrix was factor analyzed and nine factors were extracted.
I can see this at one level as a confirmatory problem (CFA). Because of
the years, I can see this as a new analysis(EFA). Is it a confirmatory
problem or do I want to start a new?
Pace University- NYC