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Technique of Factor Analysis


FACTOR analysis is a subject upon which Prof. G. H. Thomson, Dr. Wm, Brown and others have frequently written letters to NATURE. This analysis is concerned with a selected population of n individuals each of whom has been measured in m tests. The (m) (m 1)/2 intercorrelations for these m variables are subjected to either a Spearman or other factor analysis.

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STEPHENSON, W. Technique of Factor Analysis. Nature 136, 297 (1935).

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