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 Joanna Harma posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:55 pm
Dear Linda,
In my EFA analysis I want to include variable called parents occupation; it has 13 categories. Do you think I could make 13 dummy variables and include them with other variables for EFA? How will it effect goodness of fit? If this is not the way what do you suggest.

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 3:26 pm
EFA is meant to be used with a set of items that were carefully developed to measure a particular dimension or set of dimensions. I'm not sure this applies to parents occupation.
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