Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:29:48 +0000
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From: Orlando Villella <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Confirmatory v Exploratory Factor Analysis (Principle Component
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Could you help shed some light on a situation please?
We have an instrument that was used in an organizational setting and has
since been adapted for use with a different population. The confusion seems
to be that since a CFA was done in the first studies with this instrument
in an organizational setting, that CFA is appropriate with the adapted
insturment for use with families. Or, would Expoloratory Factor Analysis be
more appropriate since we don't know at all if this instrument would be
useful with a dramatically different population?
Any help you could offer would be most welcome.
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