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 Olga Maslovskaya posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 9:30 am
I am trying to compare a three-factor solution and a four-factor solution in EFA but when I was trying to fit a four-facor model I got a warning saying: "too many factors were requested for EFA. The maximum number of factors is set to 3". Is it possible to change the maximum number of factors?

Many thanks for your help,

Olga Maslovskaya
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:02 pm
There is a limit to how many factors can be extracted from a set of observed factor indicators. See Slide 104 of the Topic 1 course handout for the relevant formulas.
 Olga Maslovskaya posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:20 pm
Many thanks!
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