Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 10:19:52 +0000
Reply-To: Jeremy Miles <j.n.v.miles@DERBY.AC.UK>
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From: Jeremy Miles <j.n.v.miles@DERBY.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Chrome (Krom?) Box alpha test
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At 17:06 12/02/98 EST, Debbie Silverman wrote:
>As part of some research for a masters thesis, my advisor said to look at
>correlations using Chrome Box alpha test (or something like that - I should
>have asked for the spelling.). I've looked through the manuals and can't
>any reference to this.
>Can someone point me to the syntax and/or dialog box for SPSSfor Windows 6.1
>where I can find this. Also can someone recommend a good text on this test
>and on factor analysis (can be separate references.).
Are you trying to say "Cronbach's" alpha?
If you are then the best ref (IMHO) is:
Cortina, J.M. (1993). What is coefficient alpha? An examination of theory
and applications. Journal of Applied Psychology 78 (1): 98-104.
The second part of your depends on how much you know, and what you want to do.
Kline, P. An easy guide to factor analysis.
Comrey and Lee. A first course in factor analysis.
Lewis-Beck (Ed.). Factor analysis and related techniques.
As a few hints for starters. (Don't aconymise that last one. :-)
Jeremy Miles (+44) 01332 622287
Applied Vision Research Unit, Derby University, Derby, DE3 5GX, UK