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Date:         Thu, 30 May 1996 06:41:40 -0400
Reply-To:     "William B. Ware" <wbware@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         "William B. Ware" <wbware@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Computing factor scores
Comments: To: "Sylvia J. Hysong" <shysong@RUF.RICE.EDU>
In-Reply-To:  <199605300024.UAA61536@mailserv0.isis.unc.edu>

On Wed, 29 May 1996, Sylvia J. Hysong wrote:

> In article <9604288333.AA833303079@norcmail.uchicago.edu>, TARDINO-VICKI > <tardinov@NORCMAIL.UCHICAGO.EDU> wrote: > > > > I am interested in doing a MANOVA using factor scores from a factor > > analysis as the dependent measure. As I have not yet done the factor > > analysis, I'm not quite sure what to expect -- does factor analysis > > automatically generate factor scores or do I need to compute them > > myself? Any help with this procedure is welcomed. Thanks in advance. > > If I remember correctly (it's been a while), SPSS will compute factor > loadings, eigenvalues, and communalities for you..

In reference to the original post, I hope that there is some knowledge of exploratory factor analysis present, for arriving at an appropriate EDF solution can be tricky. However, to augment the "current" post, SPSS will also compute factor scores and save them.

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William B. Ware, Professor and Chair Educational Psychology CB# 3500 EMAIL: wbware@unc.edu University of North Carolina PHONE: (919)-966-5266 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500 FAX: (919)-962-1533 ______________________________________________________________________________


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