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Different results from three EFA methods
Exploratory Factor Analysis
posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm
I have a question when I used three different methods to run EFA based on the same data.
In method1, I used TYPE=twolevel EFA 1 3 UW 1 3 UB;
In method2, I used TYPE=twolevel EFA 1 3 UB*;
In method3, I used TYPE=twolevel EFA UW* 1 3.
However, the results of EXPLORATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS WITH 1 WITHIN FACTOR(S) AND UNRESTRICTED BETWEEN COVARIANCE from method1 and method2 are different.
Similarly, the results of EXPLORATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS WITH UNRESTRICTED WITHIN COVARIANCE AND 1 BETWEEN FACTOR(S) from method3 and method2 are also different.
So I am wondering which one is correct and what the differences between them?
I have the licence, but I don't know how to get it.
Linda K. Muthen
posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Please send the outputs and your license number to
. You will find you license number when you login and click on View My Licenses and Downloads.
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