Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics


Monday, October 26, 2009

Exploratory Factor Analysis and Scale Construction | R, SPSS, and General Resources

In this post I provide links to resources on exploratory factor analysis and scale construction. Links are provided for conducting exploratory factor analysis in R and in SPSS. Links to academic articles on the topic of exploratory factor analysis and scale construction with an emphasis on psychological applications are provided.Resources:

Academic Articles
All articles listed below are available online as full text at the time of posting.

6 comments:

  1. The url for Andy Field's SPSS guide is not working.

    www.statisticshell.com.
    Otherwise this has been a helpful site. Thanks for your time and effort.

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  2. The updated link is: http://www.statisticshell.com/docs/factor.pdf

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  3. Hi Jeromy, thanks very much for these helpful resources on EFA. I noticed that some of the links to the academic articles have died and will need to replaced.

    Regards,
    Eric

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. The half life of these links is pretty frustrating. As a substitute, many refer to journal articles. If the link doesn't work, a look a Google Scholar may be a fallback.

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  4. Hi Jerome, i was having trouble in reporting EFA in my thesis according to APA style (6th ed.), i can't find any specific link where it clearly shows how to right results of EFA in a thesis or dissertation. i'll be waiting for ur reply.
    thank u

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    1. A good strategy is to search the literature for published examples. If you can find some studies similar to your needs, you can use them as a template.

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