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Noun: factor analysis 'fak-tu(r) u'na-li-sis - (statistics) any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data
Derived forms: factor analyses Type of: correlational analysis Encyclopedia: Factor analysis |
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