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An Easy Guide to Factor Analysis 1st Edition
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So, you may want to look elsewhere for something that does a better job of that, examples, etc.
There's a lot here that any practitioner will want to know before diving in. If anything, perhaps too much. It goes into a fair bit of detail in places, drawing fine distinctions between related but subtly different concepts. It might be bit much for someone to digest if their math background isn't up to full discussion of algorithms and techniques - like how to get around the non-orthogonality problems of Kline's favored "oblique rotations." Having worked to hard to get orthogonality (and its attendant advantages) in other areas, I came away unconvinced of the merits of factors that repeat components of others in the set.
Also, as a tool-maker more than tool-user, as one who really needs to get the hood open on any mathematical mechanism I take for a spin, lack of internal detail left me feeling that the book leads around the rim of factor analysis without leading into it head-on.
As a guide for someone who just wants caveats about what common analysis packages will do for (or to) the data, this looks strong - maybe a bit much. Four or five stars for that, depending on your persistence and meticulous reading. But, if you (like me) really want to see how it works, you want a different book. I certainly reserve the author's right to choose an audience.Read more ›
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I received the book within five days from when I placed my order. Great service from the book seller and Amazon; however, the USPS mail carrier bent the book while stuffing it into... Read morePublished on October 17, 2009 by Dr. SalG
The author motivates his book by saying that there are no simple, non-mathematical texts on factor analysis, yet he constantly refers to other books on the subject, as opposed to... Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by Pd Farleigh
This book is so excellent. The author clearly explained factor analysis. It is easy to understand. I highly recommended this book.Published on July 19, 2005 by A reader