Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 17:40:48 0500
ReplyTo: R Cole <recole73@insightbb.com>
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From: R Cole <recole73@insightbb.com>
Subject: Factor analysis used in Correlation Matrix
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I have conducted a factor analysis and derived 6 factors from 25
original variables using SPSS version 11.0. Each factor is comprised of
24 variables.
I now want to use the new factors in a correlation matrix with 3 other
factors. Would the appropriate methodology be to use the "Factor
Scores: Save as variables" option in the factor analysis to create the
new variables for use in the further analysis?
Or,
Would it be better to compute new variables using the mean values of
only the original variables that had sufficient factor loadings to
comprise the factors as the values, for the new variables to be used in
the correlation?
Thanks,
Richard
