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 Dio Itsara posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:16 pm
Hi Linda

I would like you to confirm whether my understanding is right or not about the type of default mode of EFA in Mplus.

1. About the factor-extraction method, is it PCA or principal-axis factoring or maximum likelihood method?

2. the rotation type is oblique with Geomin method, right?

Another question is do we have to report communality in oblique rotation?

Many thanks
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:30 pm
1. We use either maximum likelihood, unweighted least squares which is referred to as Minres, or weighted least squares.

2. Yes.

If you want to report a communality, it would be R-square for each factor indicator.
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